noun strig·il \ˈstri-jəl\

Definition of STRIGIL

:  an instrument used by ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping moisture off the skin after bathing or exercising

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Origin of STRIGIL

Latin strigilis; akin to Latin stringere to touch lightly
First Known Use: 1581

Rhymes with STRIGIL


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July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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