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Synonyms for astringent

Synonyms for astringent

Synonyms for astringent

a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals

sour or bitter in taste


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tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue

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KAPHAS such as Kate Winslet, Sophie Dahl and Dawn French are balanced by pungent, bitter and astringent tastes but aggravated by sweet, sour or saltyVATA VOOM: Christy Turlington is very active groups.
Alas, the juicy rich, plummy fruit is dominated by 'woody' flavours, with an astringent finish.
Leigh has used Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks to make a neoclassic, astringent work that displays the etched lines of his twelve dancers.
Real World: Lost Season'' begins like a particularly cagey ``MADtv'' sketch - the bimbo/aspirant star, the virgin, the sensitive artist, the dull guy, the astringent politico all heed the call and indulge in their particular brands of extravagant behavior.
Also has an astringent, peppery kick to keep your gums gagging for more of this gutsy glugger.
Efficient, but perhaps too astringent for sensitive skins.
While the conceptually astringent flavor of much "pathetic" art is individually seasoned with sentiment - Kabakov's nostalgia, Pettibon's "film-noir" homages, Hammons' visual blues riffs - Tuttle's work is sweet with a cleansingly sharp aftertaste, as is that of Friedman, Stockholder, and others of their more purely formal approach.
Studying such scent subtletics as the effects of monoterpenes in the muscat of Alexandria grape a (a floral aroma) or the bitter and astringent taste of phenols led her to develop a wine aroma wheel -- a chart that lets chemists trace a wine's fruity or woody falvor, say, to its exact chemical source.
Vitex has also been cited for its astringent activity, and has been recommended it for wild animal bites, swelling of the spleen and for dropsy.
Mouth-puckering dryness with tannic flavours followed by a long-lasting astringent aftertaste, this cider is not for everyone but it is a rare example of a real dry cider with no added sweetness.
Frulix TF Abacaxi has astringent, nutrient and emollient properties and is recommended in shampoo and hair conditioning products.
Taste is actually a very direct way of experiencing the pharmacology of a plant--certain strong alkaloids taste bitter, volatile oils have an aromatic taste, certain plant acids have a sour of astringent taste.
The Chess Players'' (1977), which opens the series at 7:30 tonight, takes an astringent, comic look at Britain's Victorian-era annexation of the last free Indian state, utilizing the obliviousness of two lay-about chess enthusiasts as a pungent metaphor.
Refreshingly astringent, it needs to be to balance the depth of rich, menthol/eucalyptus fruit on offer.
Most of the program had the astringent look of deconstruction.