how to pronounce astringent


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astringent is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of astringent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… this astringent wine is too fruit …”

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.

astringent frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word astringent occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics astringent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that astringent can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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