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Definition of styptic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

styptic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈstɪptɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪptɪk//
 
(medical)
 
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able to stop the loss of blood from a wound I use a styptic pencil on shaving cuts. Word Origin late Middle English: via Latin from Greek stuptikos, from stuphein ‘to contract’.
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