Astringent is a related term of costive.
As adjectives the difference between astringent and costive
is that astringent
is sharp, caustic, severe while costive
As a noun astringent
is a substance which draws tissue together, thus restricting the flow of blood.
A substance which draws tissue together, thus restricting the flow of blood.
Sharp, caustic, severe.
(medicine) Having the effect of drawing tissue together; styptic.
; constipated (figurative)
* 2005 , , Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, page 346:
*: Melanie, who was used to Wani's costive memos, and even to dressing up the gist of a letter in her own words, stuck out her tongue in concentration as she took down Nick's old-fashioned periods and perplexing semicolons.