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tinc·ture

 (tĭngk′chər)
n.
1. A coloring or dyeing substance; a pigment.
2. An imparted color; a tint.
3. A quality that colors, pervades, or distinguishes.
4. A trace or vestige: "a faint tincture of condescension" (Robert Craft).
5. An alcohol solution of a nonvolatile medicine: tincture of iodine.
6. Heraldry A metal, color, or fur.
tr.v. tinc·tured, tinc·tur·ing, tinc·tures
1. To stain or tint with a color.
2. To infuse, as with a quality; impregnate.

[Middle English, from Latin tīnctūra, a dyeing, from tīnctus, past participle of tingere, to dye.]

tincture

(ˈtɪŋktʃə)
n
1. (Pharmacology) pharmacol a medicinal extract in a solution of alcohol
2. (Colours) a tint, colour, or tinge
3. a slight flavour, aroma, or trace
4. (Heraldry) any one of the colours or either of the metals used on heraldic arms
5. (Dyeing) obsolete a dye or pigment
vb
(tr) to give a tint or colour to
[C14: from Latin tinctūra a dyeing, from tingere to dye]

tinc•ture

(ˈtɪŋk tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. a solution of alcohol or of alcohol and water, containing animal, vegetable, or chemical drugs.
2. a slight infusion, as of some element or quality; smattering; trace; tinge: a tincture of irony.
3. any of various heraldic colors, metals, or furs.
4. a dye or pigment.
v.t.
5. tinge.
6. to imbue or infuse with something.
[1350–1400; Middle English: dye < Latin tīnctūra dyeing]

tincture

Pharmacy. a medicinal substance in soluble form, especially in a solution of alcohol.
See also: Remedies
Pharmacy. a medicinal substance in soluble form, especially in a solution of alcohol.
See also: Drugs

tincture


Past participle: tinctured
Gerund: tincturing

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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tincture - a substances that colors metals
coloring material, colour, colouring material, color - any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"
argent - a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance
2.tincture - an indication that something has been presenttincture - an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
footprint - a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important; "the footprints of an earlier civilization"
indicant, indication - something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
3.tincture - a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another colortincture - a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
color, coloring, colouring, colour - a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"
mellowness - a soft shade of a color; "a mellowness of light and shade not attainable in marble"
richness - a strong deep vividness of hue; "the fire-light gave a richness of coloring to that side of the room"
tinge, undertone - a pale or subdued color
4.tincture - (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
tincture of iodine, iodine - a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic
materia medica, pharmacological medicine, pharmacology - the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
arnica - used especially in treating bruises
Verb1.tincture - fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
2.tincture - stain or tint with a color; "The leaves were tinctured with a bright red"
tinct, tint, tinge, touch - color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"

tincture

noun
1. essence, concentrate, extract, solution, infusion a few drops of tincture of iodine
2. tinge, trace, hint, colour, touch, suggestion, shade, flavour, dash, stain, smack, aroma, tint, hue, soupçon (French) Her courtesy carried a tincture of disdain.

tincture

noun
Something that imparts color:
verb
To impart color to:
Translations
tinktura

tincture

[ˈtɪŋktʃəʳ]
A. Ntintura f
B. VTtinturar, teñir (with de)

tincture

[ˈtɪŋktʃər] nteinture f

tincture

n
(Pharm, Her) → Tinktur f; tincture of iodineJodtinktur f
(fig: = tinge) → Spur f, → Andeutung f
vt views, opinionseinen Anstrich or Beigeschmack geben (+dat)(with von); to be tinctured with somethingeinen Anstrich or Beigeschmack von etw haben

tinc·ture

n. tintura, extracto de origen animal o vegetal que contiene alcohol.
iodine ______ de yodo.

tincture

n tintura
References in classic literature ?
She came up to me one evening, when I was very low, to ask (she being then afflicted with the disorder I have mentioned) if I could oblige her with a little tincture of cardamums mixed with rhubarb, and flavoured with seven drops of the essence of cloves, which was the best remedy for her complaint; - or, if I had not such a thing by me, with a little brandy, which was the next best.
Hither as to thir Fountain other Starrs Repairing, in thir gold'n Urns draw Light, And hence the Morning Planet guilds his horns; By tincture or reflection they augment Thir small peculiar, though from human sight So farr remote, with diminution seen.
And, as truth always forces its way into rational minds, so this honest worthy gentleman, who had some tincture of learning, and very good sense, was immediately convinced of my candour and veracity.
Some affirm that the torrents, which fall after great rains from the mountains, wash down such a quantity of red sand as gives a tincture to the water: others tell us that the sunbeams being reverberated from the red rocks, give the sea on which they strike the appearance of that colour.
He thanked me with a smiling nod, measured out a few minims of the red tincture and added one of the powders.
de Treville, who had a tincture of literature, "and Monsieur de Benserade was quoting it to me the other day.
Moreover, his father, who was a man of thorough instruction, omitted no opportunity to consolidate this keen intelligence by serious studies in hydrography, physics, and mechanics, along with a slight tincture of botany, medicine, and astronomy.
Botolph's had certainly escaped the slightest tincture of the Pharisee, and by dint of admitting to himself that he was too much as other men were, he had become remarkably unlike them in this--that he could excuse others for thinking slightly of him, and could judge impartially of their conduct even when it told against him.
Come, brother Stephen, he hath some tincture of letters," said the melancholy man more hopefully.
The charms of Sophia had not made the least impression on Blifil; not that his heart was pre-engaged; neither was he totally insensible of beauty, or had any aversion to women; but his appetites were by nature so moderate, that he was able, by philosophy, or by study, or by some other method, easily to subdue them: and as to that passion which we have treated of in the first chapter of this book, he had not the least tincture of it in his whole composition.
The preparation which it contained was, as I had anticipated, the common Tincture of Opium.
Riley had received a tincture of the classics at the great Mudport Free School, and had a sense of understanding Latin generally, his comprehension of any particular Latin was not ready.