étrécir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French estrecier, from Vulgar Latin *strictiare, from Latin strictus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

étrécir

  1. (archaic, transitive) to make narrow
Usage notes[edit]

Only the prefixed verb rétrécir is used in contemporary French.

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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