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tincture

[tingk-cher] /ˈtɪŋk tʃər/
noun
1.
Pharmacology. 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.
verb (used with object), tinctured, tincturing.
6.
to impart a tint or color to; tinge.
7.
to imbue or infuse with something.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English: dye < Latin tīnctūra dyeing. See tinct, -ure
Related forms
pretincture, noun
untinctured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un tinctured

tincture

/ˈtɪŋktʃə/
noun
1.
(pharmacol) a medicinal extract in a solution of alcohol
2.
a tint, colour, or tinge
3.
a slight flavour, aroma, or trace
4.
any one of the colours or either of the metals used on heraldic arms
5.
(obsolete) a dye or pigment
verb
6.
(transitive) to give a tint or colour to
Word Origin
C14: from Latin tinctūra a dyeing, from tingere to dye
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Word Origin and History for un tinctured

tincture

n.

c.1400, from Latin tinctura "act of dyeing or tingeing," from tinctus "dye," past participle of tingere "to tinge, dye, moisten, soak," from PIE root *teng- "to soak" (cf. Old High German dunkon "to soak," Greek tengein "to moisten"). Meaning "solution of medicine in a mixture of alcohol" is first recorded 1640s. The verb is recorded from 1610s.

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tincture tinc·ture (tĭngk'chər)
n.

  1. A coloring or dyeing substance.


  2. Abbr. tinct, tr An alcohol solution of a nonvolatile medicine.

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