Con·stringe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Constringed p. pr. & vb. n. Constringing.] To dawn together; to contract; to force to contract itself; to constrict; to cause to shrink. [R.]
Strong liquors . . . intoxicate, constringe, harden the fibers, and coagulate the fluids. --Arbuthnot.
v : become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted" [syn: