verb (used with object), tinc·tured, tinc·tur·ing.
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
British Dictionary definitions for tincture
Word Origin for tincture
Word Origin and History 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.