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Meaning of ASTRINGE

Pronunciation:  u'strinj

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  become constricted or compressed; "The cold substance astringes"
  2. [v]  constrict or bind or draw together; "Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth"
 

ASTRINGE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: compact, compress, constrict, constrict, constringe, contract, narrow, press, squeeze

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As*tringe"\ ([a^]s*tr[i^]nj"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Astringed} (-tr[i^]njd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Astringing}
(-j[i^]ng).] [L. astringere; ad + stringere to draw tight.
Cf. {Astrict}, and see {Strain}, v. t.]
1. To bind fast; to constrict; to contract; to cause parts to
   draw together; to compress.

         Which contraction . . . astringeth the moisture of
         the brain and thereby sendeth tears into the eyes.
                                               --Bacon.

2. To bind by moral or legal obligation. --Wolsey.

 

 

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