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Verb: astringe  u'strinj
  1. Constrict, bind or draw together
    "Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth"
     
  2. Become constricted or compressed
    "The cold substance astringes"

Derived forms: astringed, astringes, astringing

Type of: compact, compress, constrict, constringe, contract, narrow, press, squeeze