astringent drug

a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
Syn: ↑astringent, ↑styptic
Derivationally related forms: ↑styptic (for: ↑styptic), ↑astringent (for: ↑astringent), ↑astringe (for: ↑astringent)
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug
Hyponyms: ↑alum

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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