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Definition of Tincture


  1. A tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red.
  2. One of the metals, colors, or furs used in armory.
  3. The finer and more volatile parts of a substance, separated by a solvent; an extract of a part of the substance of a body communicated to the solvent.
  4. A solution (commonly colored) of medicinal substance in alcohol, usually more or less diluted; spirit containing medicinal substances in solution.
  5. A slight taste superadded to any substance; as, a tincture of orange peel.
  6. A slight quality added to anything; a tinge; as, a tincture of French manners.
  7. To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter.
  8. To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge.

Tincture Translations

tincture in French is teinture
tincture in German is Tinktur
tincture in Spanish is tintura