Tincture

Definition of Tincture

Tinc´ture
n.1.A tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red.
2.(Her.) One of the metals, colors, or furs used in armory.
3.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.
4.(Med.) A solution (commonly colored) of medicinal substance in alcohol, usually more or less diluted; spirit containing medicinal substances in solution.
Ethereal tincture
a solution of medicinal substance in ether.
5.A slight taste superadded to any substance; as, a tincture of orange peel.
6.A slight quality added to anything; a tinge; as, a tincture of French manners.
All manners take a tincture from our own.
- Pope.
Every man had a slight tincture of soldiership, and scarcely any man more than a slight tincture.
- Macaulay.
v. t.1.To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter.
[imp. & p. p. Tinctured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tincturing.]
A little black paint will tincture and spoil twenty gay colors.
- I. Watts.
2.To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge.
The stain of habitual sin may thoroughly tincture all our soul.
- Barrow.

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