astringency

Definitions of astringency
  1. noun
    the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids
    synonyms: stypsis
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    type of:
    contractility
    the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter
  2. noun
    a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
    synonyms: astringence
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    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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