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English definition of “astringent”

astringent

noun [C]     /əˈstrɪn.dʒənt/
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
(Definition of astringent noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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