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astringent
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 4
1. Stern; austere; as, an astringent type of virtue.
2. Drawing together the tissues; binding; contracting; - opposed to laxative; as, astringent medicines; a butter and astringent taste; astringent fruit.
Part of Speech: noun
2. A medicine or other substance that produces contraction in the soft organic textures, and checks discharges of blood, mucus, etc.
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