astringent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word astringent
the word to look for is "string" in astringent....what is a string used for? to bind to things together
astringent ~ a strict agent; an agent who is harsh
atringent = a sting agent = binding force
A conSTRIctiNG AGENT = ASTRINGENT
"Astring" sounds similar to "Constrict"-to cramp, squeeze, bind, or tighten.
astringent sounds like pungent. Pungent odor of acid. So acidic esp comments, close to acerbic