Astriction vs Constriction - What's the difference?

astriction | constriction |


As nouns the difference between astriction and constriction

is that astriction is the act of binding; restriction; obligation while constriction is the act of constricting, the state of being constricted, or something that constricts.

astriction

English

Noun

  • The act of binding; restriction; obligation.
  • (Milton)
  • (medicine) A contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance.
  • (Dunglison)
  • (obsolete) constipation
  • (Arbuthnot)
  • (obsolete) astringency
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • (legal, Scotland, historical) An obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll. (The lands were said to be astricted to the mill.)
  • (Bell)
    (Webster 1913)

    constriction

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of constricting, the state of being constricted, or something that constricts
  • A narrow part of something; a stricture
  • A compression