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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: 1. Able to check bleeding, whether by contracting the tissues or by promoting clotting. 2. Tending to contract organic tissues.
[From Late Latin stypticus, from Greek stupikos, from stuphein, (to contract).]
"'I'm looking for a styptic pencil for an elderly guest,' Tom explained.
The styptic pencil -- used to stave off minor bleeding -- was not to be
found but Tom was delighted to come across some Burma Shave, left on the
shelf from a bygone age."
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