Astringent

Lemma

Astringent

Etichetta di dominio

AG

Etichetta grammaticale

Adj.

Definizione

An astringent substance is a chemical compound that tends to shrink or cause the contraction of skin cells and other body tissues. 1

Nota

Olives have got restorative and energetic properties, thanks to the considerable amount of mineral salts. It is said that olives have got loxative properties, while the leaves of the olive tree have got astringent ones. 2

Contesto

Polyphenols are an important functional minor component of virgin olive oils that are responsible for the key sensory characteristics of bitterness, pungency, and astringency. Polyphenols were isolated from virgin olive oils by using liquid/liquid extraction and then separated […] followed by fraction collection. The sensory qualities of the isolated polyphenols were evaluated, and almost all fractions containing polyphenols were described as bitter and astringent. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

/əˈstrɪn(d)ʒ(ə)nt/ 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

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Abbreviazioni

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Etimologia

Mid 16th century: from French, from Latin astringent- ‘pulling tight’, from the verb astringere, from ad- ‘towards’ + stringere ‘bind, pull tight’. 5

Etichetta di paese

GB

Ente

Università di Genova - Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere - dipartimento DISCLIC

Data della scheda
Thu Jan 1 01:00:10 1970
Autore
ND
Fonti

1. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/astringent
2. http://www.linguee.it/inglese-italiano/traduzione/astringent+properties+.html
3. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf026042j
4. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/astringent
5. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/astringent

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