What is another word for astringency?

1042 synonyms found


[ ɐstɹˈɪnd͡ʒənsi], [ ɐstɹˈɪnd‍ʒənsi], [ ɐ_s_t_ɹ_ˈɪ_n_dʒ_ə_n_s_i]

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How to use "Astringency" in context?

Astringency is the feeling of dryness or tightness in the mouth. It results from stimulation of the mucous membranes in the mouth by irritating or antigenic substances.

Astringency may be caused by ingestion of irritating substances, such as alkaline drinks or spices, or from exposure to environmental irritants, including cigarette smoke, citrus fruits, and environmental acids.

Astringency is also a common side-effect of medications, such as antihistamines and anti-acids. In rare cases, as in aphthous stomatitis (a form of mouth ulcer), it may be the result of infection.

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