Tincture - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtɪŋktʃər|  American pronunciation of the word tincture
Brit.  |ˈtɪŋ(k)tʃə|  British pronunciation of the word tincture
- a substance that colors or dyes
- an indication that something has been present (syn: shadow, trace, vestige)
a tincture of condescension
- a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color (syn: shade, tint, tone)
- (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
- fill, as with a certain quality (syn: impregnate, infuse, instill)
The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide
- stain or tinge with a slight amount of a color
The sky was tinctured red

Examples

...a ragged shirt that seemed to be stained with the tincture of blood...

The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide

The sky was tinctured red

Word forms

noun
singular: tincture
plural: tinctures
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