[ UK /ɐstɹˈɪnd‍ʒənt/ ]
[ US /əˈstɹɪndʒənt/ ]
  1. a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
  1. tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue
    astringent cosmetic lotions
  2. sour or bitter in taste
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How To Use astringent In A Sentence

  • Ballymaloe take a more seasonal approach to things by using redcurrant rather than lemon juice, made by simmering a couple of punnets of the astringent little fruits with water, and then pushing them through a sieve. How to make perfect strawberry jam
  • Cucumbers are more than 90% water and have astringent properties, which help constrict blood vessels.
  • Scurfiness, or excessive scurfiness, is the result of morbid action, and may be treated by the frequent use of the fleshbrush or hairbrush, ablution with soap and water, and the use of mild stimulating, astringent, or detergent lotions. The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources
  • I see it as more sardonic and astringent, in the manner of Prokofiev.
  • He also finds the morellos to be simultaneously sweeter and more astringent.
  • To do this, they administered purgatives and astringent gargles, prescribed cauteries and blisters on the neck and behind the ears, and on occasion even encased the whole head in plaster to dry it out. Knotted Tongues
  • Witch hazel is a cooling astringent, and vegetable glycerin moisturizes your skin.
  • Tannins are astringent substances found in the seeds, skin and stems of grapes.
  • Actions: astringent and healing. The Dictionary of Modern Herbalism
  • Flat round fruit, fruit large, orange-red peel, Near pedicled Department occasional constriction, meat thin, sweet, seedless , easy deastringented.
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