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

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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.dʒə 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 — англ. вяжущее свойство; терпкость (м. б. обусловлено присутствием танина) See: tannin …   Англо-русский толковый словарь "Вино"

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

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

  • astringency — See: astringent …   English dictionary