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Definition 1: (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution - [noun denoting artifact]

(tincture is a kind of ...) (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

(... is a kind of tincture ) a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic

(... is a kind of tincture ) used especially in treating bruises

(tincture belongs to category ...) the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects

Definition 2: a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where tincture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

Synonyms for tincture in the sense of this definition

(tincture is a kind of ...) a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

"a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"

(... is a kind of tincture ) a soft shade of a color

"a mellowness of light and shade not attainable in marble"

(... is a kind of tincture ) a strong deep vividness of hue

"the fire-light gave a richness of coloring to that side of the room"

(... is a kind of tincture ) a pale or subdued color

Definition 3: an indication that something has been present - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where tincture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
  • a tincture of condescension

Synonyms for tincture in the sense of this definition

(tincture is a kind of ...) something that serves to indicate or suggest

"an indication of foul play" "indications of strain" "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"

(... is a kind of tincture ) a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important

"the footprints of an earlier civilization"

Definition 4: a substance that colors or dyes - [noun denoting substance]

(tincture is a kind of ...) any material used for its color

"she used a different color for the trim"

(... is a kind of tincture ) a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance

Definition 5: stain or tinge with a slight amount of a color - [verb of change]

Samples where tincture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sky was tinctured red

(tincture is a kind of ...) color lightly

"her greying hair was tinged blond" "the leaves were tinged red in November"

Definition 6: fill, as with a certain quality - [verb of change]

Samples where tincture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide

Synonyms for tincture in the sense of this definition

(tincture is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

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