from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. astringent; styptic
- n. A restringent medicine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Restringing; astringent; styptic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as restrictive.
- n. An astringent or styptic.
Although this has been a tight and restringent year financially with us, the kind hand of Providence has mysteriously provided for every material necessity, to the extent that the children have not gone wanting for food and raiment nor has there been any lag in any of the departments of industry of the institution but all are in good condition and have made satisfactory progress.
When the prevalence of vice renders a reformation necessary, great care and deliberation must be used; to banish at once, and in a mass, old and rooted faults, would be like prescribing laxative and restringent medicines at the same time to an invalid.
Niels Klim's journey under the ground being a narrative of his wonderful descent to the subterranean lands; together with an account of the sensible animals and trees inhabiting the planet Nazar and the firmament.
Of all these the Complexion of _Cacao_ is composed, since there arise two qualities, which are cold, and dry; and in the substance, that rules them, hath it _restringent_ and _obstructive_, of the nature of the Element of the _Earth_.
Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke By the wise and Moderate use whereof, Health is preserved, Sicknesse Diverted, and Cured, especially the Plague of the Guts; vulgarly called The New Disease ; Fluxes, Consumptions, & Coughs of the Lungs, with sundry other desperate Diseases. By it also, Conception is Caused, the Birth Hastened and facilitated, Beauty Gain'd and continued.