|2.||sharp or invigorating|
|3.||causing contraction of body tissues, checking blood flow, or restricting secretions of fluids; styptic|
|4.||an astringent drug or lotion|
|[C16: from Latin astringēns drawing together; see |
astringent as·trin·gent (ə-strĭn'jənt)
Causing contraction of tissues, arrest of secretion, or control of bleeding. n.
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues and is effective in stopping the flow of blood or other secretions.
|astringent (ə-strĭn'jənt) Pronunciation Key
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues, resulting in decreased flow of blood or other secretions.