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Meaning of “astringent” in the English Dictionary

"astringent" in British English

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astringentnoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈstrɪn.dʒənt/
a ​drug or ​cream that ​causes the ​skin or other ​tissue to ​tighten: You can use an astringent to make ​yourskin less ​oily.

astringentadjective

uk   us   /əˈstrɪn.dʒənt/
  • astringent adjective (MEDICINE)

An astringent ​substancecauses the ​skin or other ​tissue to ​tighten: an astringent ​cream
  • astringent adjective (SEVERE)

Astringent ​remarks are ​clever but ​unkind or ​criticize someone: astringent ​criticism her astringent ​wit
astringently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
astringency
noun [U] uk   us   /-dʒən.si/
(Definition of astringent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “astringent”
in Chinese (Simplified) 收敛剂, 止血药…
in Chinese (Traditional) 收斂劑, 止血藥…
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