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Sample Sentences Using
astringent -- as in: treat with an astringent
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as in: treat with an astringent Define
a drug that causes contraction of body tissues -- especially topically
  • I use an astringent where my skin is oily.
  • ...cold, salty water is Mother Nature’s best astringent.
    Kathy Howard
  • He smelled astringents, strange chemicals.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • astringent cosmetic lotions

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  • The extreme sharpness of the air acted on his nerves like an astringent, and braced them swiftly.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Tales and Fantasies
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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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