Astringent vs Costive - What's the difference?

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Astringent is a related term of costive.


As adjectives the difference between astringent and costive

is that astringent is sharp, caustic, severe while costive is constipated.

As a noun astringent

is a substance which draws tissue together, thus restricting the flow of blood.

astringent

English

Noun

(wp) (en noun)
  • A substance which draws tissue together, thus restricting the flow of blood.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Sharp, caustic, severe.
  • (medicine) Having the effect of drawing tissue together; styptic.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    costive

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • constipated
  • miserly, parsimonious
  • Quotations

    ; 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.