astringency

astringency
noun Date: 1601 the quality or state of being astringent

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  • Astringency — As*trin gen*cy ([a^]s*tr[i^]n jen*s[y^]), n. The quality of being astringent; the power of contracting the parts of the body; that quality in medicines or other substances which causes contraction of the organic textures; as, the astringency of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • astringency — astringent ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing the contraction of body tissues. 2) (of taste or smell) sharp or bitter. 3) harsh or severe. ► NOUN ▪ an astringent lotion applied for medical or cosmetic purposes. DERIVATIVES astringency noun astringently …   English terms dictionary

  • astringency — See astringent. * * * …   Universalium

  • astringency — noun /əˈstɹɪn.dʒən.si/ a) An astringent taste. b) That which acts as an astringent, causing contraction of soft tissue to restrict the flow of blood …   Wiktionary

  • astringency — astrin·gen·cy (ə strinґjən se) the quality of being astringent …   Medical dictionary

  • astringency — Synonyms and related words: Spartanism, abbreviation, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acridness, acrimony, asperity, astriction, astringence, austerity, authoritarianism, bite, bitingness, bitter pill, bitterness, bottleneck,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • astringency — англ. вяжущее свойство; терпкость (м. б. обусловлено присутствием танина) See: tannin …   Англо-русский толковый словарь "Вино"

  • astringency — n. severity, harshness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • astringency — as·trin·gen·cy …   English syllables

  • astringency — See: astringent …   English dictionary

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