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1. astringency

noun. a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker.

Synonyms

  • taste perception
  • gustatory sensation
  • taste sensation
  • astringence
  • gustatory perception

Antonyms

  • inability
  • sweet
  • astringent drug
  • styptic

Etymology

  • -cy (English)
  • astringent (English)

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2. astringency

noun. the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids.

Synonyms

  • contractility
  • astringent
  • nonastringent

Antonyms

  • nonastringent
  • tasteful
  • tasteless
  • abstain

Etymology

  • -cy (English)
  • astringent (English)

Example sentences of the word astringency


1. Noun, singular or mass
The persimmons are picked in the fall, after the fruit has turned orange but is still hard and at a tongue-shriveling level of astringency.

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