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English definition of “astringent”

astringent

noun [C] uk   /əˈstrɪn.dʒənt/ us  
a drug or cream that causes the skin or other tissue to tighten: You can use an astringent to make your skin less oily.Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug

astringent

adjective uk   /əˈstrɪn.dʒənt/ us  

astringent adjective (MEDICINE)

describes a substance that acts as an astringent: an astringent creamSpecific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug

astringent adjective (SEVERE)

describes remarks that are clever but unkind or criticize someone: astringent criticism her astringent witCritical and uncomplimentary
astringently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Critical and uncomplimentary
astringency
noun [U] uk   /-dʒən.si/ us  
Critical and uncomplimentary
(Definition of astringent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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