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
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Example sentences from the Web for styptic
We shall put it to rights in a moment, with one drop of styptic—my styptic, or rather my wife's, sir—She makes the water herself.The Fortunes of Nigel|Sir Walter Scott
It is powerfully styptic and astringent; and is used chiefly as an external application in cancer.
Its styptic properties are undoubtedly due to tannic acid, as all the tests I have been able to make prove this to be the case.
Tobacco leaves were used as a styptic by the Indians of Brazil in the sixteenth century.
The water in which it was dipped operated as a styptic, as a febrifuge, and possessed other properties as a medical talisman.The Talisman|Sir Walter Scott