Definition of constringent in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈstrɪndʒ(ə)nt/


Causing constriction.
Example sentences
  • Water in which alum is dissolved, has indeed a constringent effect upon the animal fibre.
  • That the cold of water is naturally constringent is evident from snow, which keeps flesh from corrupting a long time.
  • 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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