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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Become constricted or compressed; Constrict or bind or draw together.

Usage examples (5)
  • Chebula fruit can not only astringe the lungs and send down adversely rising qi to arrest coughing, but also clear heat from the lungs and relieve sore-throat to restore...
  • -- The root of this plant is used medicinally and the resin that exudes from the tree is employed to astringe the gums.
  • Malt, and extracts its Virtue; whereas the hard Waters astringe and bind the Parts of the Malt, so that its Virtue is not freely communicated to the
  • N. - morbid fear of thunder and lightning. astringe v. - bind; brace; restrict; constipate. v. - guide (spaceship, etc.); v.i. navigate in space. astrogony for more
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