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 tincture tincture

noun

  • (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution  ( tincture )
    (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
  • a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color  ( shade, tincture, tint, tone )
    a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
     after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted
    after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted
  • an indication that something has been present  ( shadow, tincture, trace, vestige )
    an indication that something has been present
     there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
     a tincture of condescension
    a tincture of condescension
  • a substance that colors or dyes  ( tincture )
    a substance that colors or dyes
  • verb

  • stain or tinge with a slight amount of a color  ( tincture )
    stain or tinge with a slight amount of a color
     The sky was tinctured red
    The sky was tinctured red
  • fill, as with a certain quality  ( impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture )
    fill, as with a certain quality
     The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide
    The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide


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