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constringe


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Constringe  \Con*stringe"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Constringed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Constringing}.]  [L.  constringere  See 
  {onstrain}.] 
  To  dawn  together;  to  contract;  to  force  to  contract  itself 
  to  constrict;  to  cause  to  shrink.  [R.] 
 
  Strong  liquors  .  .  .  intoxicate,  constringe,  harden  the 
  fibers,  and  coagulate  the  fluids.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  constringe 
  v  :  become  tight  ar  as  if  tight;  "Her  throat  constricted"  [syn: 
  {constrict},  {narrow}] 




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