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]

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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  • constringing — 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

  • 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]… …   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

  • condensation — n 1. compression, compressing, concentration, concentrating, consolidation, consolidating, compaction, compacting, coalescence, cohesion, concretion, thickening, hardening, densification; constriction, constricting, constringency, constringing,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • constriction — n 1. cramping, squeezing, tightening, pinching, strangling, strangulation, binding, wrapping up, coarctation, straitening, constringing, compression, compressing, astringing; contraction, contracting, shrinkage, shrinking, narrowing, Obs.… …   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

  • constringent — /kənˈstrɪndʒənt/ (say kuhn strinjuhnt) adjective 1. constringing. 2. causing constriction. –constringency, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • constringe — [kən strinj′] vt. constringed, constringing [L constringere: see CONSTRAIN] Rare to cause to contract, constrict, or shrink constringent adj …   English World dictionary

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