astringency

Primary Meanings of astringency

1.
n
the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids
2.
n
a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
Full Definitions of astringency
1

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

Synonyms:
stypsis
Type of:
contractility
the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter
2

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

Synonyms:
astringence
Type of:
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

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