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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)

Sentences with 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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