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- adj. styptic; astringent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Styptic; astringent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as styptic.
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Scoresby records, that when shot at a distance, and able to escape, the bear has been observed to retire to the shelter of a hummock, and, as if aware of the styptical effect of cold, apply snow to the wound.