Non-astringent



[uh-strin-juh nt] /əˈstrɪn dʒənt/

adjective
1.
Medicine/Medical. contracting; constrictive; styptic.
2.
harshly biting; caustic:
his astringent criticism.
3.
stern or severe; austere.
4.
sharply incisive; pungent:
astringent wit.
noun
5.
Medicine/Medical. a substance that contracts the tissues or canals of the body, thereby diminishing discharges, as of mucus or blood.
6.
a cosmetic that cleans the skin and constricts the pores.
/əˈstrɪndʒənt/
adjective
1.
severe; harsh
2.
sharp or invigorating
3.
causing contraction of body tissues, checking blood flow, or restricting secretions of fluids; styptic
noun
4.
an astringent drug or lotion
adj.

1540s, from Latin astringentum (nominative astringens), present participle of astringere “to bind fast, tighten, contract,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + stringere “draw tight” (see strain (v.)). As a noun from 1620s.

astringent as·trin·gent (ə-strĭn’jənt)
adj.
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.
as·trin’gen·cy n.
astringent
(ə-strĭn’jənt)
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues, resulting in decreased flow of blood or other secretions.

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