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con·stringe

 (kən-strĭnj′)
tr.v. con·stringed, con·string·ing, con·string·es
To cause to contract; constrict.

[Latin cōnstringere, to compress; see constrain.]

con·strin′gen·cy n.
con·strin′gent adj.
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