astringency


astringency
noun
1. a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
Syn: ↑astringence
Derivationally related forms: ↑astringent (for: ↑astringence), ↑astringent
2. the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids
Syn: ↑stypsis
Derivationally related forms: ↑styptic (for: ↑stypsis), ↑astringent
Hypernyms: ↑contractility
Attrubites: ↑astringent, ↑nonastringent

Useful english dictionary. 2012.