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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-strinj]
    • /əˈstrɪndʒ/
    • /əstrˈɪndʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-strinj]
    • /əˈstrɪndʒ/

Definitions of astringe word

  • verb astringe to contract or become contracted 3
  • verb with object astringe to compress; bind together; constrict. 1
  • noun astringe (transitive, obsolete) To constrict, to compress. 1
  • verb astringe (Transitive Verb) OBS To constrict, to compress. 0
  • verb astringe (Intransitive Verb) OBS To become constricted or compressed. 0
  • verb astringe To bind by moral or legal obligation. 0

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Origin of astringe

First appearance:

before 1515
One of the 27% oldest English words
1515-25; < Latin astringere to draw together, equivalent to a- a-5 + stringere to draw; see stringent

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Parts of speech for Astringe


astringe popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for astringe

verb astringe

  • circumscribe — If someone's power or freedom is circumscribed, it is limited or restricted.
  • cramp — Cramp is a sudden strong pain caused by a muscle suddenly contracting. You sometimes get cramp in a muscle after you have been making a physical effort over a long period of time.
  • compress — When you compress something or when it compresses, it is pressed or squeezed so that it takes up less space.
  • restrict — to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.
  • curb — If you curb something, you control it and keep it within limits.

Antonyms for astringe

verb astringe

  • release — to lease again.
  • lengthen — to make longer; make greater in length.
  • liberate — to set free, as from imprisonment or bondage.
  • stretch — to draw out or extend (oneself, a body, limbs, wings, etc.) to the full length or extent (often followed by out): to stretch oneself out on the ground.
  • loosen — to unfasten or undo, as a bond or fetter.

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