tincture

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1tinc·ture

noun \ˈtiŋ(k)-chər\

: a medicine that is made of a drug mixed with alcohol

Full Definition of TINCTURE

1
a archaic :  a substance that colors, dyes, or stains
b :  color, tint
2
a :  a characteristic quality :  cast
b :  a slight admixture :  trace <a tincture of doubt>
3
obsolete :  an active principle or extract
4
:  a heraldic metal, color, or fur
5
:  a solution of a medicinal substance in an alcoholic solvent

Examples of TINCTURE

  1. <a ragged shirt that seemed to be stained with the tincture of blood>

Origin of TINCTURE

Middle English, from Latin tinctura act of dyeing, from tinctus, past participle of tingere to tinge
First Known Use: 14th century

2tincture

transitive verb
tinc·turedtinc·tur·ing \ˈtiŋ(k)-chə-riŋ, -shriŋ\

Definition of TINCTURE

1
:  to tint or stain with a color :  tinge
2
a :  to infuse or instill with a property or entity :  impregnate
b :  to imbue with a quality :  affect <writing tinctured with wit and wisdom>

Examples of TINCTURE

  1. <clouds tinctured by the rays of the setting sun>

First Known Use of TINCTURE

1616

tinc·ture

noun \ˈtiŋ(k)-chər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TINCTURE

: a solution of a medicinal substance in an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic menstruum—compare liquor b

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