tincture

  • 1 Tincture — Tinc ture, n. [L. tinctura a dyeing, from tingere, tinctum, to tinge, dye: cf. OE. tainture, teinture, F. teinture, L. tinctura. See {Tinge}.] 1. A tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) One of the metals …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Tincture — Tinc ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinctured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tincturing}.] 1. To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter. [1913 Webster] A little black paint will tincture and spoil twenty gay… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 tincture — index minimum, penetrate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 tincture — (n.) c.1400, from L. tinctura act of dyeing or tingeing, from tinctus dye, pp. of tingere to tinge, dye, moisten, soak, from PIE root *teng to soak (Cf. O.H.G. dunkon to soak, Gk. tengein to moisten ). Meaning solution of medicine in a mixture of …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 tincture — n *touch, suggestion, tinge, suspicion, soupçon, shade, smack, spice, dash, vein, strain, streak …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 tincture — ► NOUN 1) a medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol. 2) a slight trace. 3) Heraldry any of the conventional colours used in coats of arms. ► VERB (be tinctured) ▪ be tinged or flavoured with a slight trace of. ORIGIN Latin tinctura dyeing …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 tincture — [tiŋk′chər] n. [ME < L tinctura < tinctus, pp. of tingere, to dye: see TINGE] 1. Obs. a dye 2. a light color; tint; tinge 3. a slight admixture or infusion of some substance or quality; trace, smattering, etc. 4. Heraldry any color, metal,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Tincture — In medicine, a tincture is an alcoholic extract (e.g. of leaves or other plant material) or solution of a non volatile substance; e.g. of iodine, mercurochrome). To qualify as a tincture, the alcoholic extract is to have a ethanol percentage of… …

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  • 9 tincture —    An extract, usually herbal, and usually made with a mixture of water and alcohol, although there were official tinctures that also used acetic acid, chloroform and glycerin. Only a few tinctures are still official in the U.S., including… …

    Herbal-medical glossary

  • 10 tincture — UK [ˈtɪŋktʃə(r)] / US [ˈtɪŋktʃər] noun Word forms tincture : singular tincture plural tinctures 1) a) [countable/uncountable] a medicine made by mixing a small amount of a drug with alcohol b) British humorous an alcoholic drink 2) [singular]… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 tincture — /tingk cheuhr/, n., v., tinctured, tincturing. n. 1. Pharm. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 12 tincture — [[t]tɪ̱ŋktʃə(r)[/t]] tinctures N VAR: oft N of n A tincture is a medicine consisting of alcohol and a small amount of a drug. ...a few drops of tincture of iodine …

    English dictionary

  • 13 tincture — noun 1) tincture of iodine Syn: solution, suspension, infusion, elixir 2) a tincture of bitterness See tinge 2. 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 tincture — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin tinctura act of dyeing, from tinctus, past participle of tingere to tinge Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic a substance that colors, dyes, or stains b. color, tint 2. a. a characteris …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 tincture — 1. noun /ˈtɪŋk.tʃə/ a) A pigment or other substance that colours or dyes. for the earlier thinkers had no tincture of dialectic b) A tint, or an added colour. 2. verb /ˈtɪŋk.tʃə/ …

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  • 16 tincture — tinc|ture [ tıŋktʃər ] noun 1. ) count or uncount OLD FASHIONED a medicine made by mixing a small amount of a drug with alcohol a ) BRITISH HUMOROUS an alcoholic drink 2. ) singular LITERARY a small amount of a particular quality: There wasn t a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 tincture — n British 1. an alcoholic drink. An adult male mid dle class term, popularised by the fic tional Denis Thatcher in the satirical Dear Bill letters in Private Eye magazine in the 1980s. 2. a tincture of cannabis; hashish in liq uid form as legally …

    Contemporary slang

  • 18 tincture —    1. a partial descent from other than white ancestry    Literally, a pigment, and used offensively of those whose dark skin pigmentation indicates a non white ancestor:     She had a tincture herself or she would not have mentioned their race.… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 19 tincture — tinc•ture [[t]ˈtɪŋk tʃər[/t]] n. v. tured, tur•ing 1) pha 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; smattering; trace; tinge: a tincture of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 tincture — /ˈtɪŋktʃə / (say tingkchuh) noun 1. Pharmaceutical a solution of a medicinal substance in alcohol (or sometimes in a mixture of alcohol and ammonia or ether), prepared by maceration or percolation. 2. a slight infusion, as of some element or… …

    Australian English dictionary