Share this entry

Share this page

astringent

Pronunciación: /əˈstrɪndʒənt/

Traducción de astringent en español:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [lotion/effect] astringente; [comment/criticism] mordaz, cáustico
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • If your skin cracks open, doctors sometimes prescribe wet dressings with mildly astringent properties to contract the skin, reduce secretions and prevent infection.
    • You will find that this lotion is slightly astringent, leaving your skin feeling cool and delightfully fragrant.
    • It was included, because of its astringent qualities, in skin tonics, and became a principal ingredient in shampoos and hair rinses.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • This is a fine work with all the characteristics of the composer's style: astringent harmonies, strong motor rhythms and lyrical melodies.
    • I see it as more sardonic and astringent, in the manner of Prokofiev.
    • His less astringent manner could help him forge the strategic relationships his father couldn't.

noun/nombre

c and u

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día repecho
m
steep slope …
Dato cultural del día

The language of the Basque Country and Navarre is euskera, spoken by around 750,000 people; in Spanish vasco or vascuence. It is also spelled euskara. Basque is unrelated to the Indo-European languages and its origins are unclear. Like Spain's other regional languages, Basque was banned under Franco. With the return of democracy, it became an official language alongside Spanish, in the regions where it is spoken. It is a compulsory school subject and is required for many official and administrative posts in the Basque Country. There is Basque language television and radio and a considerable number of books are published in Basque. See also lenguas cooficiales