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Astringency   Listen
Astringency

noun
1.
A sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker.  Synonym: astringence.
2.
The ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids.  Synonym: stypsis.






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Words linked to "Astringency" :   gustatory perception, contractility, gustatory sensation, astringence, taste sensation, nonastringent, astringent, taste, taste perception



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