Astringent

Definition of Astringent

As`trin´gent   Pronunciation: ~jent
a.1.Drawing together the tissues; binding; contracting; - opposed to laxative; as, astringent medicines; a butter and astringent taste; astringent fruit.
2.Stern; austere; as, an astringent type of virtue.
n.1.A medicine or other substance that produces contraction in the soft organic textures, and checks discharges of blood, mucus, etc.

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