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1. tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue
astringent cosmetic lotions
2. Drawing together the tissues; binding; contracting; -- opposed to laxative; as, astringent medicines; a butter and astringent taste; astringent fruit.
3. sour or bitter in taste
4. a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
5. A medicine or other substance that produces contraction in the soft organic textures, and checks discharges of blood, mucus, etc.