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constringe

verb con·stringe \kən-ˈstrinj\
con·stringedcon·string·ing

Definition of CONSTRINGE

transitive verb
1
:  to cause to shrink <cold constringes the pores>
2
:  constrict
con·strin·gent \-ˈstrin-jənt\ adjective

Examples of CONSTRINGE

  1. <a styptic pencil stops the bleeding by constringing the small blood vessels at the site of cut>

Origin of CONSTRINGE

Latin constringere
First Known Use: 1604

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