constringe

verb

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

transitive verb

1
: to cause to shrink
cold constringes the pores
2
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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/constringe. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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