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English definition of “astringent”

astringent

adjective (MEDICINE)    /əˈstrɪn.dʒənt/
describes a substance that acts as an astringent: an astringent creamSpecific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug astringency     /-dʒən.si/ noun [U] Critical and uncomplimentary
(Definition of astringent adjective (MEDICINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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