Definition of tincture:
- A slight quality added to anything; a tinge; as, a tincture of French manners.
- A slight taste superadded to any substance; as, a tincture of orange peel.
- A solution ( commonly colored) of medicinal substance in alcohol, usually more or less diluted; spirit containing medicinal substances in solution.
- A tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red.
- One of the metals, colors, or furs used in armory.
- 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.
- To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter.
- To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge.
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- "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
- "An Introduction to Chemical Science", R.P. Williams.
Were she not such a wond'rous composition, A soul, so flushed as mine is with ambition, Sagacious and so nice, must have disdained her: But she was made when nature was in humour, As if a Grillon got her on the queen, Where all the honest atoms fought their way, Took a full tincture of the mother's wit, But left the dregs of wickedness behind.- "The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian", John Dryden.