• WordNet 3.6
    • n astringence a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
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In literature:

Then a strong, astringent odor arose through the seams in the deck, and Ross became alive.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
This was the kind of mental astringent Malachi was.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
It possesses astringent properties.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
Chosen by an earth astringent and tonic, the forms were few and personal.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
Precipitated sulphur, a teaspoonful twice daily, is also well spoken of, combined, if necessary, with an astringent.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Tar or pitch scraped off the bottoms of old ships, and thought to be astringent and good for ulcers.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
At that temperature it is an excellent antiseptic and astringent.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
Thus galls, bark, rhubarb, camomile tea, &c. &c. are all bitter and astringent.
"A Treatise on Foreign Teas" by Hugh Smith
Although the taste is mild it is often astringent.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The beck moaned a little more loudly, and there was a heavy astringent odor of damp earth and decaying leaves.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
The local treatment consists in astringent washes and simple dressings.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
There is, however, an unpleasant astringency in some of the foreign grapes, and many varieties are without character of flavor.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Fruit very sour and astringent, flattened, broad, 1 in.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
The air-clysters were continued, and the astringents omitted.
"Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air" by Joseph Priestley
Alterative, tonic, astringent, detergent, and anti-scorbutic.
"The Leper in England: with some account of English lazar-houses" by Robert Charles Hope
Mabel rattled away to her Essex and left her sister all the better for the astringent she had imparted.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
The root has a slight odor, and is at first sweetish and astringent, followed by a bitter and acrid taste.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Its taste is highly astringent.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
The bark of the tree is astringent, and mixed with pepper is used in dysentery by the natives of India.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
In his early years at the Institution he was asked to investigate astringent vegetables in connection with tanning.
"Famous Men of Science" by Sarah K. Bolton

In poetry:

Deep secrets are entrusted to me,
Someone's sun is in my care,
And at every turn, astringent wine
Pierces my soul.
"Unknown Woman" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Each night my solitary friend
Is reflected in my glass,
Made meek and reeling, like myself,
By the mysterious, astringent liquid.
"Unknown Woman" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
I wrung my hands under my dark veil. . .
"Why are you pale, what makes you reckless?"
— Because I have made my loved one drunk
with an astringent sadness.
"I Wrung My Hands" by Anna Akhmatova

In news:

Coffee is a complex chemical soup, and many of its chemicals, including some that produce astringency rather than bitterness, and even some acids, have been implicated in the perception of bitterness.
On the tongue, bitterness and astringency balance with spices, citrus and bitter orange.
You don't want chokecherries under-ripe because the flavor will be unpleasantly astringent.
With dark blue, astringent skins, and dry, sour flesh, the ancient plums called damsons aren't good for eating fresh.
A new box set of early albums captures Jan Garbarek's forming saxophone sound — austere and astringent.
So Barney, who's not the ladies' man he used to be, is fixed up for the summer with Olive's astringent friend, Pearl.
Roasting them yields a smoky flavor and aroma that might be just the ticket for those who find regular green tea too astringent.
When I was a young girl, I used witch hazel on my face as an astringent.
There's a heavy, somewhat astringent perfume that wafts through Portland's neighborhoods in early summer.
In a raw state, most quinces are mealy, granular, and dry and have an acidic astringency.
Red wine goes with steak and soda with a burger in part because the astringent feel and the fatty feel balance out in our mouths.
Heating sake makes for an astringent brew RA educates sake drinkers about the nuances of sake -pairing.
This scrub brings a healthy glow to sallow skin, as the almond meal's soothing properties help heal any infection while the orange juice and essential oil act as an astringent.
In Dong's interpretation, absence smells of ink, with an astringent kick reminiscent of shoe polish.
Compared with the four previous Pernice Brothers albums, Discover sounds astringent — not exactly stripped-down but streamlined.

In science:

Note that his measure of the concentration, taking the supremum in (2), is very astringent and is governed by the extreme cases.
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