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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having the property of drawing together the soft organic tissues.

Usage examples (23)
  • Adjective : his astringent criticism. ,astringent wit
  • For God's sake, I told myself astringently, take a grip on things.
  • My throat had constricted and the cool liquid was astringently soothing.
  • He's not overtly or astringently political, as so many talk hosts today are. for more
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