Astringe

Definition of Astringe

As`tringe´   Pronunciation: ăs`trĭnj´
v. t.1.To bind fast; to constrict; to contract; to cause parts to draw together; to compress.
[imp. & p. p. Astringed (-trĭnjd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Astringing (-jĭng).]
Which contraction . . . astringeth the moisture of the brain and thereby sendeth tears into the eyes.
- Bacon.
2.To bind by moral or legal obligation.

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astringent, astringent drug, compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze, styptic
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