transitive verb (constringed; constringing) Etymology: Latin constringere Date: 1604 1. to cause to shrink <
cold constringes the pores
2. constrictconstringent adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

  • constringe — index attenuate, constrict (compress), decrease Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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

  • constringe — verb to constrict, to tighten …   Wiktionary

  • constringe — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make smaller or narrower: constrict, narrow. See TIGHTEN, WIDE. 2. To reduce in size, as by drawing together: compact1, compress, constrict, contract, shrink. See INCREASE. 3. To subject to compression: compact1 …   English dictionary for students

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

  • constringe — con·stringe …   English syllables

  • constringe — con•stringe [[t]kənˈstrɪndʒ[/t]] v. t. stringed, string•ing to constrict; compress; cause to contract or shrink • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L constringere to draw tight, tie up; see constrict con•strin′gen•cy, n. con•strin′gent, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”