astringent (plural astringents)
substance which draws tissue together
- Extremely sour, bitter.
- Sharp, caustic, severe.
- Causing a dry or puckering mouthfeel; characteristic of foods with high tannin content, such as certain kinds of berries and citrus fruits.
- (medicine) Having the effect of drawing tissue together; styptic.
- (caustic): smectic (rare)
sharp, caustic, severe
having the effect of drawing tissue together
astringent m (plural astringents)