And yet, there was always an astringent, bleakly humorous honesty to the man.
These protagonists want something just out of reach, and end up being the unintentional authors of their own astringent tragedies.
astringent fomentations; as an infusion of oak-bark, or a slight solution of alum.
After the harsh, astringent drug, the flavour was soothing and gratifying.
Its present use is that of an astringent, tonic, and alterative, and also that of an expectorant.
When the skin is pale, lax, and wrinkled, astringent washes may be used.
Styptic, stip′tik, adj. drawing together: astringent: that stops bleeding.
At that temperature it is an excellent antiseptic and astringent.
Imported grafted stock will take from our soil those elements which make an astringent, tough, insipid nut.
The wood is of an astringent nature, and if put into vinegar makes it stronger.
astringent as·trin·gent (ə-strĭn'jənt)
Causing contraction of tissues, arrest of secretion, or control of bleeding. n.
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues and is effective in stopping the flow of blood or other secretions.