astringency

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 astringency — noun Date: 1601 the quality or state of being astringent …

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  • 4 astringency — See astringent. * * * …

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  • 5 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 …

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

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

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  • 8 astringency — англ. вяжущее свойство; терпкость (м. б. обусловлено присутствием танина) See: tannin …

    Англо-русский толковый словарь "Вино"

  • 9 astringency — n. severity, harshness …

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  • 10 astringency — as·trin·gen·cy …

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  • 11 astringency — See: astringent …

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  • 12 astringency — noun 1. a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker • Syn: ↑astringence • Derivationally related forms: ↑astringent (for: ↑astringence), ↑astringent • H …

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  • 13 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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  • 14 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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  • 15 American persimmon — Taxobox name = American Persimmon image caption = Botanical details of buds, flowers and fruit regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ebenaceae genus = Diospyros species = D. virginiana binomial …

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  • 16 Phenolic content in wine — The phenolic compounds in Syrah grapes contribute to the taste, color and mouthfeel of the wine. The phenolic compounds natural phenol and polyphenols in wine include a large group of several hundred chemical compounds that affect the taste,… …

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  • 17 Pu-erh tea — Pu erh, Pu er tea, Puer tea or Bolay tea is a type of tea made from a large leaf variety of the tea plant Camellia sinensis and named after Pu er county near Simao, Yunnan, China. Pu erh tea can be purchased as either raw/green (sheng) or… …

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  • 18 Diospyros virginiana — For other uses, see Possumwood (disambiguation). Diospyros virginiana Botanical details of buds, flowers and fruit Scientific classification Kingdom: Planta …

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  • 19 astringence — noun a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker • Syn: ↑astringency • Derivationally related forms: ↑astringent, ↑astringent (for: ↑astringency) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 20 stypsis — noun the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids • Syn: ↑astringency • Derivationally related forms: ↑styptic, ↑astringent (for: ↑astringency) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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