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Noun: tincture  ting(k)-chu(r)
  1. A substance that colours or dyes
  2. An indication that something has been present
    "a tincture of condescension";
    - trace, vestige, shadow
  3. A quality of a given colour that differs slightly from another colour
    - shade, tint, tone
  4. (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
Verb: tincture  ting(k)-chu(r)
  1. Fill, as with a certain quality
    "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide";
    - impregnate, infuse, instill
  2. Stain or tinge with a slight amount of a colour
    "The sky was tinctured red"

Derived forms: tinctured, tincturing, tinctures

Type of: color [US], coloring [US], coloring material [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colouring [Brit, Cdn], colouring material [Brit, Cdn], fill, fill up, indicant, indication, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, tinct, tinge, tint, touch

Encyclopedia: Tincture