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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Binding; obligatory. Tending to contract or draw together; astringent; styptic.
  • Formerly also adstrictive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Binding; astringent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective binding; astringent
  • noun An astringent.

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