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astringō (ad-st-) inxī, ictus, ere,

to bind on, tie fast, fasten to, bind up: ad statuam astrictus: vincula, O.: hederā adstringitur ilex, twined with, H.: cortex astrictus pice, fastened, H.: Cervice adstrictā, with a halter round his neck, Iu.: non astricto socco, loose (i. e. in style), H.: rotam multo sufflamine, checks, Iu.: comae astrictae, O.: ferrum Astrictum morā, i. e. rusted, O.: ventis glacies astricta, frozen, O.: (calor) venas (terrae), V.—Fig., to bind, put under obligation, oblige: populum lege: alqm religione: alqm condicionibus: milites ad formulam, Cs.: ad adstringendam fidem: tibi fidem, T.: fraus astringit, non dissolvit periurium, fixes the guilt.—To occupy, confine (the attention): illis studio suorum astrictis, S.: Iugurtha maioribus astrictus, S.—To check, repress: lingua astricta mercede.—To fix, confirm: offici servitutem testimonio.—To embarrass, bring into straits: milites, L. — Of language, to bind, limit: orationem numeris.—To compress, abridge: breviter argumenta.

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