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1. Medicine Tending to draw together or constrict tissues; styptic.
2. Sharp and penetrating; pungent or severe: astringent remarks.
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.]
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1. severe; harsh
2. sharp or invigorating
3. (Medicine) causing contraction of body tissues, checking blood flow, or restricting secretions of fluids; styptic
(Pharmacology) an astringent drug or lotion
[C16: from Latin astringēns drawing together; see astrict]
asˈtringency, asˈtringence n
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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]
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A substance, such as alum, that checks the flow of bodily secretions by causing tissue contraction.
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|Noun||1.||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)
|Adj.||1.||astringent - 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
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B. N (Med) → astringente m
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astringent[əsˈtrɪndʒənt] adj & n → astringente (m)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. astringente, agente con poder de constricción de los tejidos y las membranas mucosas.
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astringentadj & n astringente m
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