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- adj. binding; astringent
- n. An astringent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Binding; astringent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Binding; obligatory. Tending to contract or draw together; astringent; styptic.
- Formerly also adstrictive.
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