verb (used with object), tinc·tured, tinc·tur·ing.
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Origin of tincture
Examples from the Web for tincture
The abdomen may also be well fomented, and a dose of Tincture of Rhubarb taken occasionally.
The fruit, slit into halves, is placed in hempen or horsehair bags, and submitted to slight pressure in a tincture press.
In such cases, equal parts of tincture of iodin and glycerin are employed.Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
Tincture or solution of litmus, or an alkaline solution of indigo.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Tincture of cantharides 20 drops twice a day, or repeated small blisters.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
Word Origin for tincture
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.