- Pharmacology. a solution of alcohol or of alcohol and water, containing animal, vegetable, or chemical drugs.
- a slight infusion, as of some element or quality: A tincture of education had softened his rude manners.
- a trace; a smack or smattering; tinge: a tincture of irony.
- Heraldry. any of the colors, metals, or furs used for the fields, charges, etc., of an escutcheon or achievement of arms.
- a dye or pigment.
- to impart a tint or color to; tinge.
- to imbue or infuse with something.
Origin of tincture
Examples from the Web for untinctured
Historical Examples of untinctured
The first effect was a profound amazement, not untinctured by alarm.The Plattner Story and Others
H. G. Wells
He was brave as a lion, but not untinctured with the superstition of the North.The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 2
This is generosity, untinctured with any selfish reservation.Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;
Clark S. Beardslee
It bears throughout an air of probability, untinctured by romance, and has the strong impress of truth and fidelity to nature.
It is possible that Morone, and perhaps still more, Giberti, may not have been untinctured by them.A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2)
T. Adolphus Trollope
- pharmacol a medicinal extract in a solution of alcohol
- a tint, colour, or tinge
- a slight flavour, aroma, or trace
- any one of the colours or either of the metals used on heraldic arms
- obsolete a dye or pigment
- (tr) to give a tint or colour to
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.
- A coloring or dyeing substance.
- An alcohol solution of a nonvolatile medicine.