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

 as·trin·gent /-ʤənt/

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

 as·trin·gent /əˈstrɪnʤənt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·trin·gent a.
 1. Drawing together the tissues; binding; contracting; -- opposed to laxative; as, astringent medicines; a butter and astringent taste; astringent fruit.
 2. Stern; austere; as, an astringent type of virtue.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·trin·gent, n. A medicine or other substance that produces contraction in the soft organic textures, and checks discharges of blood, mucus, etc.
    External astringents are called styptics.   --Dunglison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: sour or bitter in taste [syn: acerb, acerbic, sharp]
      2: tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue;
         "astringent cosmetic lotions" [ant: nonastringent]
      n : a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
          [syn: astringent drug, styptic]