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

 pun·gent /-ʤənt/

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

 pun·gent /-ʤənt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pun·gent a.
 1. Causing a sharp sensation, as of the taste, smell, or feelings; pricking; biting; acrid; as, a pungent spice.
    Pungent radish biting infant's tongue.   --Shenstone.
    The pungent grains of titillating dust.   --Pope.
 2. Sharply painful; penetrating; poignant; severe; caustic; stinging.
    With pungent pains on every side.   --Swift.
    His pungent pen played its part in rousing the nation.   --J. R. Green.
 3. Bot. Prickly-pointed; hard and sharp.
 Syn: -- Acrid; piercing; sharp; penetrating; acute; keen; acrimonious; biting; stinging.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: sharp biting or acrid especially in taste or smell; "tasting
             the pungent wood sorrel"; "pungent curry"; "a pungent
             smell of burning sulfur" [ant: bland]
      2: capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting
         aphorism"; "pungent satire" [syn: barbed, biting, nipping,