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astringent

 
Adjective astringent has 2 senses
  1. acerb, acerbic, astringent, sharp - sour or bitter in taste
    Antonym: sweet (indirect, via sour)
  2. astringent - tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue; "astringent cosmetic lotions"
    Antonym:
    nonastringent
Noun astringent has 1 sense
  1. astringent, astringent drug, styptic - a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
    --1 is a kind of medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug
    --1 has particulars: alum
    Derived forms: verb astringe1, verb astringe2
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