Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing constriction; having the quality of constricting, contracting, or puckering; extremely astringent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the quality of contracting, binding, or compressing.
- Latin constringens, present participle. (Wiktionary)
“You think I will not strew constringent objects to see how you are effected?”
“Please email me a constringent file which contains all the lecture slides, notes and syllabus for this course.”
“For that the cold of water is naturally constringent is evident from snow, which keeps flesh from corrupting a long time.”
“The antecedent causes of gout, Gilbert tells us, are a heat too solvent, cold too constringent (f. 311 c), sometimes a strong bath or a severe journey in a plethoric person (_in plectorico_), again excessive coitus after a full meal (_satietatem_), or even habitual excess, by which the joints are weakened and deprived of their natural heat and subtile moisture.”
“It is by way of introducing a constringent principal into a mass of amorphic particles, that Plato proclaims that these friends will have all things in common; and, challenged by the questions of his companions in the dialogue to say how far he will be ready to go in the application of so paradoxical a rule, he braces himself to a surprising degree of consistency.”
“Winter binds our strengthened bodies in a cold embrace constringent.”
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