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astringent
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Angels & Demons
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as in: treat with an astringent Define
a drug that causes contraction of body tissues -- especially topically
  • He smelled astringents, strange chemicals.

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  • I use an astringent where my skin is oily.
  • ...cold, salty water is Mother Nature’s best astringent.
    Kathy Howard

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as in: treat with an astringent Define
a drug that causes contraction of body tissues -- especially topically
as in: astringent taste Define
similar to a sour or bitter taste (creating a dry, puckering feel in the mouth)
as in: astringent remarks Define
harsh or hurtful
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