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Relating to the processes of dyeing or coloring.

[From Latin tīnctōrius, from tīnctus, past participle of tingere, to dye.]

tinc·to′ri·al·ly adv.
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1. (Art Terms) of or relating to colouring, staining, or dyeing
2. (Art Terms) imbuing with colour
[C17: from Latin tinctōrius, from tingere to tinge]
tincˈtorially adv
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(tɪŋkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-)

pertaining to coloring or dyeing.
[1645–55; < Latin tīnctōri(us) of or related to dyeing]
tinc•to′ri•al•ly, adv.
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