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

Definition of constringe

transitive verb

1 : to cause to shrink cold constringes the pores
2 : constrict

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Other Words from constringe

constringent \ kən-​ˈstrin-​jənt How to pronounce constringe (audio) \ adjective

Examples of constringe in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of constringe

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for constringe

Latin constringere

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The first known use of constringe was in 1604

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“Constringe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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