astringe


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astringe

(əˈstrɪndʒ)
vb
to contract or become contracted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.astringe - constrict or bind or draw together; "Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth"
constrict, compress, contract, compact, press, squeeze - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
2.astringe - become constricted or compressed; "The cold substance astringes"
constringe, constrict, narrow - become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted"
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After claiming the necessity for the totality of life, Gadda moves on to consider the ethical and the aesthetic aspects of an artistic life: "Nessuna etica astringe il biografo a mentire 'pro bono ecclesiae'.
It was used as an astringent tonic for the lungs and kidneys, to astringe, replenish qi, promote production of body fluids, tonify the kidney, and induce sedation (Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission 2010).
Igualmente, esta configuracion teatral aparece marcada por el psicologismo--influencia del determinismo imperante de la epoca-que astringe, aun mas, las posibilidades compositivas del novelista: