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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For example, the therapeutic efficacy of Folium Callicarpae Formosanae is described as 'cool blood/astringe/stop bleeding, remove blood stasis/eliminate toxicity/reduce swelling.' However, 'cool blood/astringe/stop bleeding' includes seven meanings: cool blood; astringe; stop bleeding; astringe by cooling blood; stop bleeding by cooling blood; astringe and stop bleeding; astringe by cooling blood and finally stop bleeding.
Thus, Gadda first points out the importance of giving relevance to all the aspects of a life (826): "Io credo che un residuo di goffaggine, o di miseria, o di sporcizia, in una grande vita, debba esser notato; poiche quello che vale e la totalita ricca, non l'arbitraria, la decorosa, la decoramentale astrazione." 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).