Astringing


Astringing
Astringe As*tringe" ([a^]s*tr[i^]nj"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astringed} (-tr[i^]njd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Astringing} (-j[i^]ng).] [L. astringere; ad + stringere to draw tight. Cf. {Astrict}, and see {Strain}, v. t.] 1. To bind fast; to constrict; to contract; to cause parts to draw together; to compress. [1913 Webster]

Which contraction . . . astringeth the moisture of the brain and thereby sendeth tears into the eyes. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To bind by moral or legal obligation. --Wolsey. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.