from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Contracting the tissues or blood vessels; astringent.
- adjective Tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels; hemostatic.
- noun A styptic drug or substance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Astringent; oonstrictive; binding.
- Having the quality of checking hemorrhage or bleeding; stanching.
- noun An astringent; something causing constriction or constraint.
- noun A substance employed to check a flow of blood by application to the bleeding orifice or surface.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) A styptic medicine.
- adjective Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent.
- adjective (Bot.) an American leguminous herb (
Cassia occidentalis) closely related to the wild senna.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Bringing about contraction of tissues, especially to stop bleeding
- noun A substance used for styptic results.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
- adjective tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Makes sense, I suppose, since it's also used in styptic pencils. bullfroghrr
Smaller than this Common Burnet is the Salad Burnet, _Poterium sanguisorba, quod sanguineos fluxus sistat_, a useful  styptic, which is also cordial, and promotes perspiration.
The Low Latin equivalent of the Arabic _tubb [= a] q_ "styptic," is _bitumen_, whence
I never met a writer who didn't bleed at the slightest unfavorable comment, and no number of favorable or even ecstatic remarks will serve as a styptic pencil.
I had prepped precocious Cindy Hammer for a feature on Camp Pa-He-Tsi in Winnisquam, Michigan, using every tool in my portable makeup kit; styptic pencil, upper armpit blusher, highlighter.
Makes sense, I suppose, since it's also used in styptic pencils.
I will get a styptic pencil, or a bandage, or some concrete mortar, and you will be good as new in just a minute.
But I wonder whether you could affix a styptic pencil to the contraption, too.
They want shaved faces, preferably with little pieces of toilet paper stuck to them or the faint aroma of a styptic pencil.
I found him in the lavatory, straight razor in hand, his half-shaven chin dotted in styptic, the water of his bowl a not unpleasant shade of pink.
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