Astricting
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 — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Astricted — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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