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astringent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word astringent

(noun) a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
Synonyms : astringent drug , styptic

(adj) sour or bitter in taste
Synonyms : acerb , acerbic

(adj) tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue
Example Sentence
  • astringent cosmetic lotions

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for astringent

aStringent- stringent means harsh ,severe..so we can probly remember like this..
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by sriharisharma

the word to look for is "string" in astringent....what is a string used for? to bind to things together
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by anshulnirvana

astringent ~ a strict agent; an agent who is harsh
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by varla

atringent = a sting agent = binding force
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by buriro

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by dshefman

"Astring" sounds similar to "Constrict"-to cramp, squeeze, bind, or tighten.
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by KOGrad

astringent sounds like pungent. Pungent odor of acid. So acidic esp comments, close to acerbic
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by aroraraman309

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