A.contraction, astringency, Thphr.Od.32, Diph.Siph. ap.Ath.3.80f, Dsc.1.39, Sor.1.81, Phylotim. ap. Orib.4.10.2, Aret.SA 2.2; of food which has a costive effect, Hp.Acut.10, cf. Aen.Gaz.Ep. 20; contraction of the skin, Sch.Il.14.216.
II. in dyeing, steeping of the fabric in an astringent solution, to prepare it for taking the dye, Arist.Col.794a29 (pl.).
III. in perfumery, thickening of oil with certain drugs to make it retain the scent longer, Dsc.1.6 (pl.).