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tincture

[ tingk-cher ]

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)

, tinc·tured, tinc·tur·ing.
  1. to impart a tint or color to; tinge.
  2. to imbue or infuse with something.

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

  1. tr to give a tint or colour to

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Other Words From

  • pre·tincture noun
  • un·tinctured adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tincture1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English: “dye,” from Latin tīnctūra “dyeing”; equivalent to tinct + -ure

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tincture1

C14: from Latin tinctūra a dyeing, from tingere to dye

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Example Sentences

It won’t replace my gummies or tinctures just yet, but Dad Grass has solidified a place in my CBD routine.

For some, this is the perfect thing to help offset any illegal habits, or just have a better, more natural experience with CBD than with tinctures, supplements, gummies, or drinks.

It’s now easy to find Cordyceps coffee, butter, powder for adding to your smoothies, and as an ingredient in tinctures and extracts.

Today the plant is mainly used as an infusion or tincture to treat mild cases of depression in the short-term.

I knew that none of them would ever take something more than once a day and that it needed to be a product experience that was way more appealing than a capsule or bitter-tasting tincture.

From Fortune

What drew you to the study of philosophy, and how does that subject tincture your fiction?

These days, PCP comes dissolved in an oily yellow tincture called “wet.”

It should not exceed the ounce of tincture: about two drachms may be added after using it for paper.

Tincture of guaiac, diluted to a light sherry-wine color (keep in a dark-glass bottle).

To-night she lingered over a book, reading and musing, with a tincture of gloom in her thought-pictures.

Goss and Hale used the tincture of the fresh leaves and so the homœopaths have always used it.

Suffused with the Slavonic spirit and its tincture of Orientalism, the importation assumed a character of its own.

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