Assured to Astrict
(As*sured") a. Made sure; safe; insured; certain; indubitable; not doubting; bold to excess.
(As*sured"), n. One whose life or property is insured.
(As*sur"ed*ly) adv. Certainly; indubitably. "The siege assuredly I'll raise." Shak.
(As*sur"ed*ness), n. The state of being assured; certainty; full confidence.
1. One who assures. Specifically: One who insures against loss; an insurer or underwriter.
2. One who takes out a life assurance policy.
(As*sur"gen*cy) n. Act of rising.
The . . . assurgency of the spirit through the body.
(As*sur"gent) a. [L. assurgens, p. pr. of assurgere; ad + surgere to rise.] Ascending;
(Bot.) rising obliquely; curving upward. Gray.
(As*sur"ing) a. That assures; tending to assure; giving confidence. As*sur"ing*ly, adv.
(As*swage"), v. See Assuage.
(As*syr"i*an) a. [L. Assyrius.] Of or pertaining to Assyria, or to its inhabitants. n. A native
or an inhabitant of Assyria; the language of Assyria.
(As*syr`i*o*log"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to Assyriology; as, Assyriological studies.
(As*syr`i*ol"o*gist) n. One versed in Assyriology; a student of Assyrian archæology.
(As*syr`i*ol"o*gy) n. [Assyria + -logy.] The science or study of the antiquities, language,
etc., of ancient Assyria.
(As*syth"ment) n. [From OF. aset, asez, orig. meaning enough. See Assets.] Indemnification
for injury; satisfaction. [Chiefly in Scots law]
(||As"ta*cus) n. [L. astacus a crab, Gr. .] (Zoöl.) A genus of crustaceans, containing the crawfish
of fresh-water lobster of Europe, and allied species of western North America. See Crawfish.
(A*star"board) adv. (Naut.) Over to the starboard side; said of the tiller.
(A*start") v. t. & i. Same as Astert. [Obs.]
(||As*tar"te) n. [Gr. a Phnician goddess.] (Zoöl.) A genus of bivalve mollusks, common on the
coasts of America and Europe.
(A*state") n. Estate; state. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Astatic pair (Magnetism), a pair of magnetic needles so mounted as to be nearly or quite astatic, as
in some galvanometers.
(A*stat"ic) a. [Pref. a- not + static.] (Magnetism) Having little or no tendency to take a fixed
or definite position or direction: thus, a suspended magnetic needle, when rendered astatic, loses its
polarity, or tendency to point in a given direction.