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  • 1 Astringent — As*trin gent ( jent), a. [L. astringens, p. pr. of astringere: cf. F. astringent. See {Astringe}.] 1. Drawing together the tissues; binding; contracting; opposed to {laxative}; as, astringent medicines; a butter and astringent taste; astringent… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 astringent — [[t]əstrɪ̱nʤ(ə)nt[/t]] astringents 1) N COUNT An astringent is a liquid that you put on your skin to make it less oily or to make cuts stop bleeding. ADJ: ADJ n Astringent is also an adjective. ...an astringent lotion. 2) ADJ GRADED Astringent… …

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  • 3 astringent — [ə strin′jənt] adj. [L astringens, prp. of stringere, to contract < ad , to + stringere, draw tight: see STRICT] 1. that contracts body tissue and checks secretions, capillary bleeding, etc.; styptic 2. having a harsh, biting quality [an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Astringent — As*trin gent, n. A medicine or other substance that produces contraction in the soft organic textures, and checks discharges of blood, mucus, etc. [1913 Webster] External astringents are called styptics. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Astringent — An astringent (also spelled adstringent) substance is a chemical that tends to shrink or constrict body tissues, usually locally after topical medicinal application. The word astringent derives from Latin adstringere , meaning to bind fast . Two… …

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  • 6 astringent — astringency, n. astringently, adv. /euh strin jeuhnt/, adj. 1. Med. contracting; constrictive; styptic. 2. harshly biting; caustic: his astringent criticism. 3. stern or severe; austere. 4. sharply incisive; pungent: astringent wit. n. 5. Med. a… …

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  • 7 astringent — 1. Causing contraction or shrinkage of the tissues, arrest of secretion, or control of bleeding. 2. An agent having these effects. [L. astringens] * * * as·trin·gent ə strin jənt adj having the property of causing contraction of soft organic… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 8 astringent — I UK [əˈstrɪndʒ(ə)nt] / US [əˈstrɪndʒənt] adjective 1) medical an astringent substance or liquid makes your skin drier or helps to stop a cut from bleeding 2) an astringent taste is one that is strong and bitter 3) an astringent remark is one… …

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  • 9 astringent — as|trin|gent1 [ ə strındʒənt ] adjective 1. ) an astringent remark is one that criticizes someone severely 2. ) MEDICAL an astringent substance or liquid makes your skin drier or helps to stop a cut from bleeding 3. ) an astringent taste is one… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 astringent drug — noun a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals • Syn: ↑astringent, ↑styptic • Derivationally related forms: ↑styptic (for: ↑styptic), ↑astringent (for: ↑ …

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  • 11 astringent — as|trin|gent1 [əˈstrındʒənt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of astringere to tie tightly , from ad to + stringere ( STRINGENT)] 1.) an astringent liquid is able to make your skin less oily or stop a wound from… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 astringent — [ə strɪn(d)ʒ(ə)nt] adjective 1》 causing the contraction of skin cells and other body tissues. 2》 sharp or severe in manner or style.     ↘(of taste or smell) sharp or bitter. noun an astringent lotion that is applied to the skin for cosmetic… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 astringent — n. a drug that causes cells to shrink by precipitating proteins from their surfaces. Astringents are used in lotions to harden and protect the skin and to reduce bleeding from minor abrasions. They are also used in mouth washes, throat lozenges,… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 14 astringent —    An agent that causes the constriction of tissues, usually applied topically to stop bleeding, secretions, and surface inflammation and distension. Some, such as gallotannins, may actually bind with and tan the surface layer of skin or mucosa.… …

    Herbal-medical glossary

  • 15 astringent — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, Spartanic, acerb, acerbic, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, alum, amaroidal, ascetic, asperous, austere, authoritarian, biting, bitter, bitter as gall, brisk, caustic, clamp, coarse, collapsible,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 astringent — as trin·gent || dÊ’É™nt n. substance which causes contraction; substance that stops bleeding; (Cosmetics) substance that tightens the skin and also removes oils from the skin adj. severe; harsh; constrictive; tightens (the skin) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 Witch hazel (astringent) — Witch hazel is an astringent produced from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch Hazel shrub ( Hamamelis virginiana ) which ranges from Nova Scotia west to Ontario, and south to Florida, and Texas… …

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  • 18 Fish and chips — Fish and chips, photographed in Norfolk, England Fish and chips (colloquially known as a fish supper in Scotland and Northern Ireland) is a popular take away food in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It typically consists of… …

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  • 19 Wine and food matching — A pairing of Vin jaune with walnuts and Comte cheese. Wine and food matching is the process of pairing food dishes with wine to enhance the dining experience. In many cultures, wine has had a long history of being a staple at the dinner table and …

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  • 20 Clarification and stabilization of wine — The winemaking process naturally produces sediments that can precipitate out of the wine. The clarification and stabilization of wine in winemaking involves removing insoluble and suspended materials. The insoluble material causes a wine to be… …

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