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astringentas‧trin‧gent1 /əˈstrɪndʒənt/ adjective  1 DCBMHan astringent liquid is able to make your skin less oily or stop a wound from bleeding2 CRITICIZEcriticizing someone very severely astringent remarks3 having a sharp acid tasteastringency noun [uncountable]
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astringentOne could have too much of loneliness and isolation, and Jenny was good company; cheerful and amusingly astringent.There was still no wind, stars were out, and the air now was cold and astringent.Until Hachiyas are ripe, they are shockingly astringent.It felt cool and astringent but the bugs kept biting.The style is emotive but the intellectual understanding informing it has an astringent clarity which is very moving.Though I hardly drink at all, I admit to loving that astringent cold perfume of vodka every now and then.It is the astringent corrective, as well as the flavouring, for olive-oil-based dishes and fat meat.an astringent, humorous novel
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astringentastringent2 noun [countable, uncountable] technical  DCBMHa liquid used to make your skin less oily or to stop a wound from bleeding
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astringentIt is mostly found in the stronger astringents used for greasy skins.
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