Sentence Examples


  • The physical properties of the powder also give it a mild astringent action.
  • It has a sweet astringent taste, very soluble in water, but scarcely soluble in alcohol.
  • Iron in the intestine causes an astringent or constipating effect.
  • Calcium salts form insoluble soaps with fats, and combine with albumen in a manner which makes them soothing and astringent rather than irritating.
  • The leaves and husk of the fruit are resinous and astringent, and are sometimes used medicinally as well as for dyeing purposes.