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Dictionary definition for: Tincture

1. (n) a substances that colors metals

2. (v) fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"

3. (n) an indication that something has been present; "there wasn''t a trace of evidence for the claim" "a tincture of condescension"

4. (v) stain or tint with a color; "The leaves were tinctured with a bright red"

5. (n) a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"

6. (n) (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution

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