- to tinge or tint, as with color.
- Obsolete. to imbue.
- tinged; colored; flavored.
- tint; tinge; coloring.
Origin of tinct
1425–75 for earlier alchemical sense; 1585–95 for def 1; 1595–1605 for def 4; late Middle English < Latin tīnctus, past participle of tingere to dye, color, tinge
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Examples from the Web for tinct
So dyed in grain, that they will not relinquish or lose their tinct—are not to be discharged.Hamlet
The prescription for the embrocation runs—Spirit serpylli 120 grammes, tinct.
Along273 with these tinct the Jews are often mentioned, so that it appears probable they were employed there as workmen.
I have cured well-marked cases of Fungus Hæmatodes with the tinct.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art
B. L. Hill
- an obsolete word for tint
- poetic tinted or coloured
C15: from Latin tinctus, from tingere to colour
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Word Origin and History for tinct
c.1600, from Latin tinctus "a dyeing," from tingere (see tincture).
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