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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids;.

Usage examples (30)
  • Its astringency, and hence medicinal benefit, is attributed to the tannin content, though the plant has been little studied
  • Adjective : his astringent criticism. ,astringent wit
  • To avoid astringency, rosemary and soy sauce impart depth.
  • There was a fair amount of astringency in all of the wines. for more
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