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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals adj. - Tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels.

Usage examples (29)
  • Makes sense, I suppose, since it's also used in styptic pencils. bullfroghrr
  • Apply "Quick Stop" powder or styptic to stop bleeding.
  • But I waited while he dabbed at the cut with styptic powder.
  • I was well already, on taking the styptic from her dear hands. for more
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