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  • adj. Checking evacuations through astringent or styptic qualities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Checking evacuations through astringent or styptic qualities.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having power to check, repress, or restrain; inhibitory: applied to medicines which repress abnormal action, as astringents, styptics, and sedatives.

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