Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: astringent
IPA transcription: [əstɹ'ɪndʒənt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: acerb, acerbic, astringent
    Meaning: sour or bitter in taste
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: astringent, astringent_drug, styptic
    Meaning: a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
Usage examples
  • Tea, when chemically analyzed, is found to contain woody fibre, mucilage, a considerable quantity of the astringent principle, or tannin, a narcotic principle, which is, perhaps, connected with a peculiar aroma.