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astringent -- as in: astringent taste
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as in: astringent taste Define
similar to a sour or bitter taste (creating a dry, puckering feel in the mouth)
  • The apple wasn’t ripe, so it had a drying, puckering, or astringent taste.
  • In the upper region they live chiefly on the acid and astringent berries of the guayavita...
    Charles Darwin  --  The Voyage of the Beagle
  • Liquid splatters my skin, and the astringent smell of alcohol makes my nostrils flare.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Mayonnaise, for example, is supposed to be evaluated along six dimensions of appearance (color, color intensity, chroma, shine, lumpiness, and bubbles), ten dimensions of texture (adhesiveness to lips, firmness, denseness, and so on), and fourteen dimensions of flavor, split among three subgroups—aromatics (eggy, mustardy, and so forth); basic tastes (salty, sour, and sweet); and chemical-feeling factors (burn, pungent, astringent).
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
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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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