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- n. An astringent taste.
- n. That which acts as an astringent, causing contraction of soft tissue to restrict the flow of blood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being astringent; the power of contracting the parts of the body; that quality in medicines or other substances which causes contraction of the organic textures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being astringent; especially, that property in certain substances by which they cause contraction of soft or relaxed parts of the body: as, the astringency of acids or bitters.
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
- n. the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids
astringent + -cy (Wiktionary)