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Definition astringent

Etymology

From Latin adstringere (“to bind fast”), from ad (“toward”) +‎ stringere (“bind, pull tight”). Compare stringent.

Noun

astringent (plural astringents)

  1. A substance which draws tissue together, thus restricting the flow of blood.

Adjective

astringent (comparative more astringent, superlative most astringent)

  1. Extremely sour, bitter.
  2. Sharp, caustic, severe.
  3. Causing a dry or puckering mouthfeel; characteristic of foods with high tannin content, such as certain kinds of berries and citrus fruits.
  4. (medicine) Having the effect of drawing tissue together; styptic.

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