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1. tincture

a substances that colors metals

2. shadow, tincture, trace, vestige

an indication that something has been present

Example Sentences:
'there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim'
'a tincture of condescension'

3. shade, tincture, tint, tone

a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color

Example Sentences:
'after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted'

4. tincture

(pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution


5. impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture

fill, as with a certain quality

Example Sentences:
'The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide'

6. tincture

stain or tint with a color

Example Sentences:
'The leaves were tinctured with a bright red'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of tincture
1. pharmacology
a medicinal extract in a solution of alcohol
a tint, colour, or tinge
a slight flavour, aroma, or trace
any one of the colours or either of the metals used on heraldic arms
5. obsolete
a dye or pigment
6. (transitive)
to give a tint or colour to

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see synonyms of tincture
1.  Obsolete
a dye
a light color; tint; tinge
a slight admixture or infusion of some substance or quality; trace, smattering, etc.
4.  Heraldry
any color, metal, or fur
5.  Pharmacy
a dilute solution consisting of a medicinal substance in alcohol or in alcohol and water, usually 10% to 20% by volume: tinctures are more dilute than fluid extracts and more volatile than spirits
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈtinctured or ˈtincturing
to color lightly; tint; tinge
to imbue or permeate lightly with some substance or quality
a message tinctured with hope

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of tincture
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.

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