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meanings of astringent


  1. Extremely sour, bitter.
  2. Having the effect of drawing tissue together; styptic.
  3. Causing a dry or puckering mouthfeel; characteristic of foods with high tannin content, such as certain kinds of berries and citrus fruits.
  4. Sharp, caustic, severe.


  1. A substance which draws tissue together, thus restricting the flow of blood.

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