astringent (adj.)

  1. tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue; astringent cosmetic lotions'

    astringent (n.)

  1. a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals

    [ Syn: astringent drug , styptic ]

    astringent (adj.)

  1. sour or bitter in taste

    [ Syn: acerb , acerbic ]

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