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tincture

tinc·ture

tincture

 
 
pronunciation:
tIngk chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an alcohol solution containing a medicinal substance.
The area of skin can be disinfected with a tincture of iodine.
similar words:
wash
definition 2: something that stains, tints, or colors, or the coloring so imparted or infused.
A tincture made from turmeric produces a golden yellow.
similar words:
pigment, stain
definition 3: a slight or faint amount or appearance; trace or tinge.
I detected a tincture of sarcasm in his reply.
similar words:
tinge, trace
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tinctured, tinctures, tincturing
definition 1: to give coloring to; tinge.
similar words:
color, pigment, stain, tinge, tint
definition 2: to imbue, as with some quality.
The self-portrait was tinctured with melancholy.
similar words:
tinge
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