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Definition of "tincture" []

  • A coloring or dyeing substance; a pigment. (noun)
  • An imparted color; a tint. (noun)
  • A quality that colors, pervades, or distinguishes. (noun)
  • A trace or vestige: "a faint tincture of condescension” ( Robert Craft). (noun)
  • An alcohol solution of a nonvolatile medicine: tincture of iodine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tincture" in a sentence
  • "Expect to be audited by the government, and expect your auditors to be hired based on skin tincture, not ability."
  • "Thy tincture is that of the buffalo, and all souls shudder at thy sight."
  • "First, that in all other parts of Europe the ancient language subsisted after the conquest, and at length incorporated with that of the conquerors; whereas in England the Saxon language received little or no tincture from the Welsh; and it seems, even among the lowest people, to have continued a dialect of pure Teutonic to the time in which it was itself blended with the Norman."