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astringed


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astringe  \As*tringe"\  ([a^]s*tr[i^]nj"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Astringed}  (-tr[i^]njd");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Astringing} 
  (-j[i^]ng).]  [L.  astringere;  ad  +  stringere  to  draw  tight. 
  Cf  {Astrict},  and  see  {Strain},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  bind  fast  to  constrict;  to  contract;  to  cause  parts  to 
  draw  together;  to  compress. 
 
  Which  contraction  .  .  .  astringeth  the  moisture  of 
  the  brain  and  thereby  sendeth  tears  into  the  eyes. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  bind  by  moral  or  legal  obligation.  --Wolsey. 




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