Sentence Examples


  • The physical properties of the powder also give it a mild astringent action.
  • It has a sweet astringent taste, very soluble in water, but scarcely soluble in alcohol.
  • Iron in the intestine causes an astringent or constipating effect.
  • Calcium salts form insoluble soaps with fats, and combine with albumen in a manner which makes them soothing and astringent rather than irritating.
  • Soluble salts of manganese, aluminium, zinc, copper, gold, platinum and bismuth have, when given by the mouth, little action beyond their local astringent or irritating effects; but when injected into a blood vessel they all exert much the same depressing effect upon the heart and nervous system.