constringe

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verb con·stringe \kən-ˈstrinj\

Definition of constringe

constringed

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constringing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to shrink cold constringes the pores

  3. 2 :  constrict

constringent

play \kən-ˈstrin-jənt\ adjective

Examples of constringe in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of constringe

Latin constringere


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