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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]