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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-strikt]
    • /əˈstrɪkt/
    • /ˈastrɪkt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-strikt]
    • /əˈstrɪkt/

Definitions of astrict word

  • verb astrict to bind, confine, or constrict 3
  • verb with object astrict to bind fast; constrain. 1
  • verb with object astrict to bind morally or legally. 1
  • noun astrict To bind, constrain, or restrict. 1
  • verb astrict To estop. 0
  • verb astrict (Scotland, law) To restrict the tenure of. 0

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Origin of astrict

First appearance:

before 1505
One of the 26% oldest English words
1505-15; < Latin astrīctus drawn together, bound, tightened (past participle of astringere), equivalent to a- a-5 + strig- (variant stem of stringere to draw) + -tus past participle suffix. See astringe

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Parts of speech for Astrict


astrict popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

astrict usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for astrict

verb astrict

  • oblige — to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity.
  • constrain — To constrain someone or something means to limit their development or force them to behave in a particular way.
  • restrict — to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.
  • bind — If something binds people together, it makes them feel as if they are all part of the same group or have something in common.
  • force — physical power or strength possessed by a living being: He used all his force in opening the window.

Antonyms for astrict

verb astrict

  • release — to lease again.
  • let off — to allow or permit: to let him escape.
  • free — enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people.
  • let go — to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They're going by bus.

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