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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·trin·gen·cy /əˈstrɪnʤən(t)si/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 as·trin·gen·cy /-ʤənsɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·trin·gen·cy 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) 2.0

      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: