adjective Also styp·ti·cal.
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Origin of styptic
OTHER WORDS FROM stypticstyp·tic·i·ty [stip-tis-i-tee] /stɪpˈtɪs ɪ ti/, styp·ti·cal·ness, nounnon·styp·tic, adjectivenon·styp·ti·cal, adjective
Words nearby styptic
Example sentences from the Web for styptic
Again the flow of words is checked by the styptic previously applied.The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
When dipped in water the liquid assumed the properties of a styptic and a febrifuge, etc.The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy|Charles John Samuel Thompson
Name from , blood; perhaps from the styptic properties of some species.
Chromic acid is obtained in quadrangular crystals, of a deep red colour; it has a very acrid and styptic taste.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
It is also largely used in the composition of crayons, in tannery, and in medicine (as an astringent and styptic).