Mnemonic - A string entwining your throat will have a tightening effect on living tissue
Word - astringent
a) have a tightening effect on living tissue
b) sharp and severe
Part of Speech - adjective
Synonyms - biting, cutting, acrid, bitter
Antonyms - mild, bland
1 Plants with astringent properties are used in the treatment of diseases like diarrhea and dysentery
2 I felt a drying sensation after tasting the astringent red wine.
3 The piece they performed was able to evoke astringent harmony.
1 Some people love the astringency in green tea while others don't have it for the same reason.
Astringent sentence (as a noun)
1 Astringents like calamine lotion and witch hazel, are used for medicinal purposes.