Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun astringent

1 sense of astringent

Sense 1
astringent, astringent drug, styptic -- (a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals)
       => medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug -- ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Antonyms of adj astringent

2 senses of astringent

Sense 1
acerb, acerbic, astringent -- (sour or bitter in taste)

INDIRECT (VIA sour) -> sweet -- (having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar)

Sense 2
astringent (vs. nonastringent) -- (tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue; "astringent cosmetic lotions")

nonastringent (vs. astringent) -- (not astringent)

Similarity of adj astringent

2 senses of astringent

Sense 1
acerb, acerbic, astringent -- (sour or bitter in taste)
       => sour (vs. sweet) -- (having a sharp biting taste)

Sense 2
astringent (vs. nonastringent) -- (tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue; "astringent cosmetic lotions")
       => styptic, hemostatic -- (tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels)

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