tincture


tincture
/tingk"cheuhr/, n., v., tinctured, tincturing.
n.
1. Pharm. 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: A tincture of education had softened his rude manners.
3. a trace; a smack or smattering; tinge: a tincture of irony.
4. Heraldry. any of the colors, metals, or furs used for the fields, charges, etc., of an escutcheon or achievement of arms.
5. a dye or pigment.
v.t.
6. to impart a tint or color to; tinge.
7. to imbue or infuse with something.
[1350-1400; ME: dye < L tinctura dyeing. See TINCT, -URE]

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Universalium. 2010.

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