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astringency


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astringency  \As*trin"gen*cy\  ([a^]s*tr[i^]n"jen*s[y^]),  n. 
  The  quality  of  being  astringent;  the  power  of  contracting  the 
  parts  of  the  body;  that  quality  in  medicines  or  other 
  substances  which  causes  contraction  of  the  organic  textures; 
  as  the  astringency  of  tannin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  astringency 
  n  1:  a  sharp  astringent  taste;  the  taste  experience  when  a 
  substance  causes  the  mouth  to  pucker  [syn:  {astringence}] 
  2:  the  ability  to  contract  or  draw  together  soft  body  tissues 
  to  check  blood  flow  or  restrict  secretion  of  fluids  [syn: 
  {stypsis}] 




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