HyperDic: astringent

English > 3 senses of the word astringent:
ADJECTIVEallastringent, acerb, acerbicsour or bitter in taste
allastringenttending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue
NOUNartifactastringent, astringent drug, styptica drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
astringent > pronunciation
Soundsahstrih'njhahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > astringent: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsour or bitter in taste.
Synonymsacerb, acerbic
BroadersourHaving a sharp biting taste / taste
Spanishacerbo, acre, astringente
Catalanacre, astringent
Nounsastringency, astringencea sharp astringent taste
English > astringent: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningtending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue.
Example"astringent cosmetic lotions"
Attribute ofastringency, stypsisThe ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids
Narrowerstyptic, hemostatictending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels
Oppositenonastringentnot astringent
Spanishastringente
Catalanastringent
Nounsastringencythe ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids
astringenta drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
Verbsastringebecome constricted or compressed
astringeconstrict or bind or draw together
English > astringent: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals.
Synonymsastringent drug, styptic
NarroweralumA double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things)
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Spanishastringente, estíptico
Catalanastringent, estíptic, estíptico
Adjectivesastringenttending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue
Verbsastringebecome constricted or compressed
astringeconstrict or bind or draw together

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