from The Century Dictionary.
- To compress; bind together; constrict.
- Figuratively, to oblige; constrain; bind by obligation.
- To become solid; congeal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To bind fast; to constrict; to contract; to cause parts to draw together; to compress.
- transitive verb To bind by moral or legal obligation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive, obsolete To
constrict, to compress
- verb intransitive, obsolete To become
- verb To bind by moral or legal obligation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb become constricted or compressed
- verb constrict or bind or draw together
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Oxford, of that dread sacrament by which Catiline bound the soul of his fellow-conspirators, in order that both by the daring of the deed he might have proof of their sincerity, and by the horror thereof astringe their souls by adamantine fetters, and
Westward Ho! 2007
-- The root of this plant is used medicinally and the resin that exudes from the tree is employed to astringe the gums.
Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture William Saunders 1861
Malt, and extracts its Virtue; whereas the hard Waters astringe and bind the Parts of the Malt, so that its Virtue is not freely communicated to the
n. - morbid fear of thunder and lightning. astringe v. - bind; brace; restrict; constipate. v. - guide (spaceship, etc.); v.i. navigate in space. astrogony
xml's Blinklist.com 2008
"John Brimblecombe," said Frank, in a sepulchral tone, "you cannot be ignorant, as a scholar and bachelor of Oxford, of that dread sacrament by which Catiline bound the soul of his fellow-conspirators, in order that both by the daring of the deed he might have proof of their sincerity, and by the horror thereof astringe their souls by adamantine fetters, and Novem-Stygian oaths, to that wherefrom hereafter the weakness of the flesh might shrink.
Primary action: This describes the primary mode of the herb, which may dispel (move), astringe (restrain), purge (expel), or tonify (strengthen). "