Astringent Definition

ə-strĭnjənt
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adjective
That contracts bodily tissue and checks secretions, capillary bleeding, etc.; styptic.
Webster's New World
Sharp and penetrating; pungent or severe.
Astringent remarks.
American Heritage
Having a harsh, biting quality.
An astringent style of writing.
Webster's New World
Tending to draw together or constrict tissues; styptic.
American Heritage Medicine
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noun
astringents
An astringent substance, drug, etc.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage Medicine
The definition of astringent refers to a material that will cause body tissues to shrink, and helps to control bleeding and secretions.
A cosmetic that will clean your skin and close your pores is an example of an astringent.
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A substance which draws tissue together, thus restricting the flow of blood.

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A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues, resulting in decreased flow of blood or other secretions.
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Other Word Forms of Astringent

Noun

Singular:
astringent
Plural:
astringents

Origin of Astringent

  • Latin astringēns astringent- present participle of astringere to bind fast ad- ad- stringere to bind streig- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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