con·​stringe kən-ˈstrinj How to pronounce constringe (audio)
constringed; constringing

transitive verb

: to cause to shrink
cold constringes the pores
constringent adjective

Examples of constringe in a Sentence

a styptic pencil stops the bleeding by constringing the small blood vessels at the site of cut

Word History


Latin constringere

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of constringe was in 1604

Dictionary Entries Near constringe

Cite this Entry

“Constringe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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