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    astringent

    astringent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word astringent

    Definition
    (noun) a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
    Synonyms : astringent drug , styptic
    Definition
    (adj) sour or bitter in taste
    Synonyms : acerb , acerbic
    Definition
    (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..

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

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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

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