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astringent

noun [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 your skin less oily.

astringent

adjective uk   us   /əˈstrɪn.dʒənt/

astringent adjective (MEDICINE)

An astringent substance causes 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/
Translations of “astringent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 收斂劑, 止血藥…
in Chinese (Simplified) 收敛剂, 止血药…
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