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astringent

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adjective
  • having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe [Princeton Review]
  • binding; causing contraction [Nandigam]
noun
  • substance, used medically or in cosmetics, that makes skin or body tissue contract and so stops bleeding [Barron]
  • substance that shrinks [Smirnov]

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