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What does "Tincture" mean?

Definition

(n.) A slight quality added to anything; a tinge; as, a tincture of French manners (n.) A slight taste superadded to any substance; as, a tincture of orange peel (n.) A solution (commonly colored) of medicinal substance in alcohol, usually more or less diluted; spirit containing medicinal substances in solution (n.) A tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red (n.) One of the metals, colors, or furs used in armory (n.) The finer and more volatile parts of a substance, separated by a solvent; an extract of a part of the substance of a body communicated to the solvent (v. t.) To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter (v. t.) To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge


Synonyms tone, shade, instill, infuse, tint, impregnate


Example: "A tincture of condescension" Example: "The leaves were tinctured with a bright red" Example: "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"


Word Family tinctures