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constringe

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verb con·stringe \kən-ˈstrinj\

Definition of constringe

con·stringedcon·string·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to shrink <cold constringes the pores>

  3. 2 :  constrict

con·strin·gent play \-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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