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astringent

Pronunciation: /əˈstrɪndʒənt/

Translation of astringent in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [lotion/effect] astringente; [comment/criticism] mordaz, cáustico
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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

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