Astrict As*trict", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astricted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astricting}.] [L. astrictus, p. p. of astringere. See {Astringe}.] 1. To bind up; to confine; to constrict; to contract. [1913 Webster]

The solid parts were to be relaxed or astricted. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. To bind; to constrain; to restrict; to limit. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The mind is astricted to certain necessary modes or forms of thought. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Scots Law) To restrict the tenure of; as, to astrict lands. See {Astriction}, 4. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • astrict — v. restrict; tie, bind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • astrict — as·trict …   English syllables

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  • astrict — əˈstrikt transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin astrictus, past participle of astringere to bind fast 1. : to bind up : confine, constrict; sometimes : constipate …   Useful english dictionary

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