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). Compare stringent.

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astringent (plural astringents)

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

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astringent (comparative more astringent, superlative most astringent)

  1. Extremely sour, bitter.
  2. Sharp, caustic, severe.
  3. Causing a dry or puckering mouthfeel; characteristic of foods with high tannin content, such as certain kinds of berries and citrus fruits.
  4. (medicine) Having the effect of drawing tissue together; styptic.

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French[edit]

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

  1. astringent

Noun[edit]

astringent m (plural astringents)

  1. astringent

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Latin[edit]

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astringent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of astringō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French astringent, from Latin astringens.

Adjective[edit]

astringent m or n (feminine singular astringentă, masculine plural astringenți, feminine and neuter plural astringente)

  1. astringent

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