astringency

Synonyms and related words:
Spartanism, abbreviation, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acridness, acrimony, asperity, astriction, astringence, austerity, authoritarianism, bite, bitingness, bitter pill, bitterness, bottleneck, causticity, cervix, circumscription, coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condensation, consolidation, constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, curtailment, cuttingness, decrease, demandingness, diminuendo, discipline, edge, exactingness, fierceness, gall, gall and wormwood, grimness, grip, hardness, harshness, hourglass, hourglass figure, inclemency, isthmus, keenness, knitting, meticulousness, mordacity, mordancy, narrow place, narrowing, neck, piquancy, poignancy, point, puckering, pungency, pursing, reduction, regimentation, rigid discipline, rigor, roughness, ruggedness, severity, sharpness, shortening, solidification, sourness, sternness, sting, stranglement, strangulation, striction, strictness, stricture, stridency, stringency, systole, tartness, teeth, toughness, trenchancy, ungentleness, vehemence, violence, virulence, wasp waist, wrinkling

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • astringency — astringent ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing the contraction of body tissues. 2) (of taste or smell) sharp or bitter. 3) harsh or severe. ► NOUN ▪ an astringent lotion applied for medical or cosmetic purposes. DERIVATIVES astringency noun astringently …   English terms dictionary

  • astringency — noun Date: 1601 the quality or state of being astringent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • astringency — See astringent. * * * …   Universalium

  • astringency — noun /əˈstɹɪn.dʒən.si/ a) An astringent taste. b) That which acts as an astringent, causing contraction of soft tissue to restrict the flow of blood …   Wiktionary

  • astringency — astrin·gen·cy (ə strinґjən se) the quality of being astringent …   Medical dictionary

  • astringency — n. severity, harshness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • astringency — as·trin·gen·cy …   English syllables

  • astringency — See: astringent …   English dictionary

  • astringency — noun 1. a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker • Syn: ↑astringence • Derivationally related forms: ↑astringent (for: ↑astringence), ↑astringent • H …   Useful english dictionary


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