[tingk-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
- pertaining to coloring or dyeing.
Origin of tinctorial
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One pound of dry alizarin has the tinctorial power of 90 pounds of madder.Coal
Bichromate of potash is a most powerful oxidizing agent, and produces very complex and interesting changes in tinctorial bodies.The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer
A solution of bichloride of mercury disguised by the addition of a little flavouring and tinctorial matter.
The coloured pommades derive their respective tints from tinctorial matter added to the melted fat before perfuming it.
Cochineal and lac-dye have now nearly superseded the use of kermes as a tinctorial substance, in England.
- of or relating to colouring, staining, or dyeing
- imbuing with colour
C17: from Latin tinctōrius, from tingere to tinge
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- Relating to coloring or staining.
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