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as·trin·gent

 (ə-strĭn′jənt)
adj.
1. Medicine Tending to draw together or constrict tissues; styptic.
2. Sharp and penetrating; pungent or severe: astringent remarks.
n.
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues and is effective in stopping the flow of blood or other secretions.

[Latin astringēns, astringent-, present participle of astringere, to bind fast : ad-, ad- + stringere, to bind; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]

as·trin′gen·cy n.
as·trin′gent·ly adv.

astringent

(əˈstrɪndʒənt)
adj
1. severe; harsh
2. sharp or invigorating
3. (Medicine) causing contraction of body tissues, checking blood flow, or restricting secretions of fluids; styptic
n
(Pharmacology) an astringent drug or lotion
[C16: from Latin astringēns drawing together; see astrict]
asˈtringency, asˈtringence n
asˈtringently adv

as•trin•gent

(əˈstrɪn dʒənt)

adj.
1. causing contraction or constriction of soft tissue; styptic.
2. harshly biting; caustic: astringent criticism.
3. stern or severe; austere.
4. sharply incisive; pungent: astringent wit.
n.
5. a substance that contracts the tissues or canals of the body.
[1535–45; < Latin astringent-, s. of astringēns, present participle of astringere to draw together]
as•trin′gen•cy, n.
as•trin′gent•ly, adv.

as·trin·gent

(ə-strĭn′jənt)
A substance, such as alum, that checks the flow of bodily secretions by causing tissue contraction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.astringent - a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
alum - a double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things)
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Adj.1.astringent - sour or bitter in tasteastringent - sour or bitter in taste    
sour - having a sharp biting taste
2.astringent - tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue; "astringent cosmetic lotions"
nonastringent - not astringent

astringent

adjective
1. contractive, contractile, styptic an astringent lotion
2. severe, strict, exacting, harsh, grim, stern, hard, rigid, rigorous, stringent, austere, caustic, acerbic an astringent satire on Hollywood

astringent

adjective
Translations

astringent

[əsˈtrɪndʒənt]
A. ADJ
1. (Med) → astringente
2. (fig) → adusto, austero
B. N (Med) → astringente m

astringent

[əˈstrɪndʒənt]
adjastringent(e)
nastringent m

astringent

adjadstringierend; (fig) remark, humourätzend, beißend
nAdstringens nt

astringent

[əsˈtrɪndʒənt] adj & nastringente (m)

as·trin·gent

a. astringente, agente con poder de constricción de los tejidos y las membranas mucosas.

astringent

adj & n astringente m
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