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English adjective: astringent

1. astringent sour or bitter in taste


Synonymsacerb, acerbic


Similarsour


Antonymssweet

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


SamplesAstringent cosmetic lotions.


Similarhemostatic, styptic


Attributeastringency, stypsis


Antonymsnonastringent


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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