Origin of astringent
Examples from the Web for astringent
These protagonists want something just out of reach, and end up being the unintentional authors of their own astringent tragedies.
And yet, there was always an astringent, bleakly humorous honesty to the man.
As an astringent, all the parts described are commonly given under the form of decoction.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Chemists have extracted from it an astringent liquor containing tannin and gallic acid.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Mild antiseptic and astringent lotions or dusting powders should also be advised.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Astringent, tonic, anthelmintic, antiperiodic—Therapeutic uses.
The rough, astringent, thirst-creating smack is the produce of the brown malt, and a well conducted fermentation.The American Practical Brewer and Tanner|Joseph Coppinger