restringent

1 of 2

adjective

re·​strin·​gent
-jənt
archaic

restringent

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
archaic
: something (as a word or a medication) with restringent properties

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin restringent-, restringens, present participle of restringere to draw back tight, restrict

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near restringent

Cite this Entry

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!