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tr.v. con·stringed, con·string·ing, con·string·es
To cause to contract; constrict.
[Latin cōnstringere, to compress; see constrain.]
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(tr) rare to shrink or contract
[C17: from Latin constringere to bind together; see constrain]
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v.t. -stringed, -string•ing.
to constrict; compress; cause to contract or shrink.
[1595–1605; < Latin constringere to draw tight, tie up; see constrict]
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Past participle: constringed
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|Verb||1.||constringe - become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted"|
astringe - become constricted or compressed; "The cold substance astringes"
strangulate - become constricted; "The hernia will strangulate"
tighten - become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
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