n. & a. (drug) exercising restraint; astringent.

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  • catastaltic — catastaltic, a. Med. [ad. L. catastaltic us, a. Gr. κατασταλτικός, f. καταστέλλειν to repress, check.] Restraining, checking: formerly applied to astringent and styptic substances. in Mayne …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catastaltic — Cat a*stal tic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to check; kata down, wholy + ? to set.] (Med.) Checking evacuations through astringent or styptic qualities. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catastaltic — Inhibitory, restricting, or restraining. [cata + G. staltos, contracted, fr. stello, to contract] * * * cat·a·stal·tic (kat″ə stalґtik) [Gr. katastaltikos] 1. inhibitory; restraining. 2. an agent that tends to restrain or check any… …   Medical dictionary

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