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English verb: astringe

1. astringe (contact) constrict or bind or draw together

SamplesLemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze

2. astringe (change) become constricted or compressed

SamplesThe cold substance astringes.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)constrict, constringe, narrow

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