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Astringent (harsh; severe) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the adjective astringent
What does astringent mean as an attribute of a noun?
- sour or bitter in taste
- tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue
Alternative definition of the adjective astringent
- Sharp, caustic, severe.
- [medicine] Having the effect of drawing tissue together; styptic.
Definition of the noun astringent
What does astringent mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: astringents
- a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonyms of astringent: astringent drug / styptic
- more generic terms: medicament / medication / medicinal drug / medicine = something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
- more specific word: alum = a double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent
Alternative definition of the noun astringent
- A substance which draws tissue together, thus restricting the flow of blood.
- Astringent: An astringent substance is a chemical compound that tends to shrink or constrict body tissues. The word "astringent" derives from Latin adstringere, meaning "to bind fast". Two common examples are calamine lotion and witch hazel.
- also known as Asztringens, Adsztringens, Összehúzószer, 收斂劑
- Astringent: With a binding, contracting action on mucous membranes, skin, and other tissues, Astringent substances reduce irritation and inflammation; create a barrier against infection; help wounds and burns to heal; arrest secretion; and control bleeding.
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Southern French Still and sweet Still and Bparkling, sweet and dry Burgundy Italy Still or Bparkling and strong Full, still, and slightly astringent Bordeaux Full, still, and slightly astringent Burgundy Still, smooth, ana slightly astringent Burgundy ...
by Casey Albert Wood
Oollyre astringent opiacé. (F.) An opiated astringent collyrium. It was made of 1 part of extract of opium, 2 parts of zinc sulphate, and 1,000 parts of rose-water; or 1 part of cadmium sulphate and 5 parts each of tincture of opium and distilled ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
Astringent. A Tinéture. Gummi labdanum. Cistus ladanifera. Labdanum. -pills and plasters. - Gummi lacca. Coccus lacca. Gum lac. Astringent. A tinéture. See Chemistry, Coccus, Ficus, Misos A, &c. Gummi mastic. Pisfacbia lentiscus. Mastich.
by Sir George Watt
The fruit and the bark both possess astringent properties. The juice of the unripe fruit makes a good application to fresh wounds. It is rich in tannin, and is therefore a useful domestic astringent, and the tree is so plentiful as to be at the door of ...
The Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)
Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha
Energetics: Pungent, astringent/hot/ pungent KP+; V- (long white variety). Actions: Appetite stimulant, expectorant, anticough, diuretic, antiparasitical Indications: Digests heavy food, colds, flu, respiratory infections, cleanses ...
by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji
" It is a valuable astringent . Internally, the extract, with opium or other medicines, is preferable in a pillular ...
Containing a Brief Account of All the Substances and Processes in Use in the Arts of Dyeing and Printing Textile Fabrics
The vegetable astringents used in dyeing and printing are represented by gall- nuts, sumac, catechu, and one or two other substances. Tannic acid may be considered as the real astringent, it possessing the astringent properties in the highest ...
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)
Mixed sciences, vol. 5
EFFECTS AND Uses—Astringent; the bark of the root in the form of decoction is used as a remedy against tape-worm. The rind of the fruit may be given as an astringent and tonic. QUASSIA or PlCRtENA EXCELSA—T/IB Quarsia Tree.— S' ex.
A dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)
by George Milbry Gould
It is astringent and antiseptic, and is also used in bleaching teeth. A. Citrate, a compound of aluminium and citric acid forming a white powder if the acid is in excess or a ...
by George Watt
“It is a valuable astringent. Internally, the extract, with opium or other medicines, is preferable in a pillular form; close gr. 5 to 15 grains. The tincture is less eflicacious. Externally as a gargle ...
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Scrabble value of A1S1T1R1I1N1G2E1N1T1
The value of this 10-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine