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  1. [n]  the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids
  2. [n]  a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker

ASTRINGENCY is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: astringence, stypsis
 See Also: contractility, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 tannin.

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