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 for constringe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Constringe \Con*stringe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Constringed; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Constringing.] [L. constringere. See
     onstrain.]
     To dawn together; to contract; to force to contract itself;
     to constrict; to cause to shrink. [R.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Strong liquors . . . intoxicate, constringe, harden the
           fibers, and coagulate the fluids.        --Arbuthnot.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  constringe
      v 1: become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted" [syn:
           constrict, constringe, narrow]

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