[too sh; German too sh-uh]
  1. a greaselike liquid used in lithography as a medium receptive to lithographic ink, and in etching and silkscreen as a resist.

Origin of tusche

1905–10; < German Tusche, noun derivative of tuschen to lay on color or ink < French toucher to touch
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British Dictionary definitions for tusche


  1. a substance used in lithography for drawing the design and as a resist in silk-screen printing and lithography

Word Origin for tusche

from German, from tuschen to touch up with colour or ink, from French toucher to touch
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