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- verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of
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It astringes and constipates; hence employed in dysentery, diarrhoea, and bloody urine; the juice placed on a piece of cotton, and inserted in the nostril, will arrest hemorrhage.
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To persons who are not habituated to the composition it causes a strong giddiness, astringes and excoriates the tongue and fauces, and deadens for a time the faculty of taste.