1. A coloring or dyeing substance; a pigment.
2. An imparted color; a tint.
3. A quality that colors, pervades, or distinguishes.
4. A trace or vestige: "a faint tincture of condescension" (Robert Craft).
5. An alcohol solution of a nonvolatile medicine: tincture of iodine.
6. Heraldry A metal, color, or fur.
tr.v. tinc·tured, tinc·tur·ing, tinc·tures
1. To stain or tint with a color.
2. To infuse, as with a quality; impregnate.
[Middle English, from Latin tīnctūra, a dyeing, from tīnctus, past participle of tingere, to dye.]
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