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English adjective: astringent

1. astringent sour or bitter in taste

Synonymsacerb, acerbic



2. astringent tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue

SamplesAstringent cosmetic lotions.

Similarhemostatic, styptic

Attributeastringency, stypsis


English noun: astringent

1. astringent (artifact) a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals

Synonymsastringent drug, styptic

Broader (hypernym)medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

Narrower (hyponym)alum

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