transitive verb as·tringe \əˈstrinj\

Definition of astringe


  1. :  to bind together :  cause (tissue) to draw together :  constrict, compress

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Origin and Etymology of astringe

Latin astringere, adstringere to bind fast, from ad- + stringere to bind tight — more at strain

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to cast off or become cast off

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