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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈstɹɪn.dʒənt/
  • Hyphenation: as‧trin‧gent

NounEdit

astringent (plural astringents)

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

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AdjectiveEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

astringent (feminine singular astringente, masculine plural astringents, feminine plural astringentes)

  1. astringent

NounEdit

astringent m (plural astringents)

  1. astringent

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