astringency


astringency
astringent ADJECTIVE 1) causing the contraction of body tissues. 2) (of taste or smell) sharp or bitter. 3) harsh or severe.
NOUN an astringent lotion applied for medical or cosmetic purposes.
DERIVATIVES astringency noun astringently adverb.
ORIGIN from Latin astringere 'pull tight' .

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  • astringency — n. severity, harshness …   English contemporary dictionary

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