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  • n. Alternative spelling of astringency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker

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Examples

  • The level of tannin in a wine contributes to its degree of astringence.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • The leaves and flowers are used in medicinal poultices and teas, which are said to have the effect of astringence, or contraction of body tissues.

    Chapter 10

  • Its sensory perception is astringence, its emotional content is pride, and its organs are smooth involuntary muscles.

    Zolar’s Magick Of Color

  • The leaves and flowers are used in medicinal poultices and teas. which are said to have the effect of astringence, or contraction of body tissues.

    Chapter 46

  • _Quality_ -- The flavor should be sweet and rich, free from bitterness or astringence of either meat or skin.

    The Pecan and its Culture

  • This last cuvée is a long keep wine, and it will show more astringence in the early years.

    Wine Tasting, Vineyards, in France

  • And its astringence clear the brain!’ it went on with calculated brutality:

    Flowering Wilderness

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