abstrict

transitive verb

ab·​strict
abzˈtrikt,
abˈst-,
əb-
-ed/-ing/-s

Word History

Etymology

ab- entry 1 + Latin strictus, past participle of stringere to draw tight

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abstrict was in 1877

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“Abstrict.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abstrict. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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