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constringent Line breaks: con|strin|gent
Pronunciation: /kənˈstrɪndʒ(ə)nt/

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Definition of constringent in English:


Causing constriction.
Example sentences
  • Taxation is France is very constringent for the entrepreneurs.
  • Try a deep well, or a conservatory of snow, where the cold may be more constringent.
  • Old World regions, such as France and Italy, have to follow what are in some cases extremely constringent laws.


Early 16th century: from Latin constringent- 'binding together', from the verb constringere ( see constrain).

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