Constringed
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.] [1913 Webster]

Strong liquors . . . intoxicate, constringe, harden the fibers, and coagulate the fluids. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • constringed — index compact (dense) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • constringed — v. constrict, tighten; cause to contract; become tight …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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.] [1913 Webster] Strong liquors …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Constringing — 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.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • constringe — transitive verb (constringed; constringing) Etymology: Latin constringere Date: 1604 1. to cause to shrink < cold constringes the pores > 2. constrict • constringent adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • constringe — /keuhn strinj /, v.t., constringed, constringing. to constrict; compress; cause to contract. [1595 1605; < L constringere to draw tight, tie up, equiv. to con CON + stringere to draw; see CONSTRICT] * * * …   Universalium

  • compact — I (dense) adjective arranged within a small space, bunched, close, close knit, close set, close together, closely united, clustered, cohesive, compacted, compressed, concentrated, condensed, consolidated, constricted, constringed, contracted,… …   Law dictionary

  • condensed — adj 1. compressed, concentrated, consolidated, compacted; constricted, constringed, astringed, squeezed, pinched, crowded, crushed, packed, crammed, rammed, stuffed, wedged, cramped, tightened; shortened, reduced, retrenched, contracted,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • contracted — adj 1. compressed, concentrated, drawn together, made smaller, constricted, straitened, constringed, astringed, squeezed, tightened, cramped, pinched, bound, wrapped up; shrunken, shriveled, withered, dwindled, wasted; reduced, retrenched,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • constringe — [c]/kənˈstrɪndʒ/ (say kuhn strinj) verb (constringed, constringing) –verb (t) 1. to constrict; compress; cause to contract. –verb (i) 2. to become close or dense. {Latin constringere. Compare constrain} …   Australian English dictionary

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