astringent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin adstringere ("to bind fast"), from ad (toward) +‎ stringere (bind, pull tight).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈstɹɪn.dʒənt/
  • Hyphenation: as‧trin‧gent

Noun[edit]

astringent (plural astringents)

  1. A substance which draws tissue together, thus restricting the flow of blood.

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Adjective[edit]

astringent (comparative more astringent, superlative most astringent)

  1. Sharp, caustic, severe.
  2. (medicine) Having the effect of drawing tissue together; styptic.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

astringent (feminine singular astringente, masculine plural astringents, feminine plural astringentes)

  1. astringent

Noun[edit]

astringent m (plural astringents)

  1. astringent

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

astringent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of astringō