meaning of astringent

astringent meaning in General Dictionary

A medicine or other compound that produces contraction when you look at the soft organic textures and checks discharges of bloodstream mucus etc

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  • Drawing together the cells binding contracting against laxative as astringent medicines a butter and astringent style astringent fresh fruit
  • sour or sour in style
  • a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
  • maintaining draw collectively or constrict soft natural structure
  • Drawing together the cells; binding; contracting; -- against laxative; since, astringent drugs; a butter and astringent flavor; astringent fruit.
  • Stern; austere; because, an astringent kind of virtue.
  • A medicine or other compound that produces contraction inside smooth natural designs, and checks discharges of bloodstream, mucus, etc.

astringent meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1540s, from Latin astringentum (nominative astringens), current participle of astringere "to bind fast, tighten, agreement," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + stringere "draw tight" (see stress (v.)). As a noun from 1620s.


astringent meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

Any drug that is recognized to trigger cells to contract, including tannic acid, zinc oxide, or zinc sulfate.


astringent meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) attracting together the areas; binding; contracting; -- against laxative; since, astringent drugs; a butter and astringent taste; astringent good fresh fruit.

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  • (a.) Stern; austere; since, an astringent style of virtue.
  • (letter.) A medicine or other substance that produces contraction within the smooth natural textures, and inspections discharges of blood, mucus, etc.

Sentence Examples with the word astringent

Iron in the intestine causes an astringent or constipating effect.

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