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Definition of astringent:

  1. A medicine or other substance that produces contraction in the soft organic textures, and checks discharges of blood, mucus, etc.
  2. Drawing together the tissues; binding; contracting; - opposed to laxative; as, astringent medicines; a butter and astringent taste; astringent fruit.
  3. Stern; austere; as, an astringent type of virtue.


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