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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tincture  \Tinc"ture\,  n.  [L.  tinctura  a  dyeing,  from  tingere, 
  tinctum  to  tinge,  dye:  cf  OE  tainture,  teinture,  F. 
  teinture,  L.  tinctura.  See  {Tinge}.] 
  1.  A  tinge  or  shade  of  color;  a  tint;  as  a  tincture  of  red. 
  2.  (Her.)  One  of  the  metals,  colors,  or  furs  used  in  armory. 
  Note:  There  are  two  metals:  gold,  called  or  and  represented 
  in  engraving  by  a  white  surface  covered  with  small 
  dots;  and  silver,  called  argent,  and  represented  by  a 
  plain  white  surface.  The  colors  and  their 
  representations  are  as  follows:  red,  called  gules,  or  a 
  shading  of  vertical  lines;  blue,  called  azure,  or 
  horizontal  lines;  black,  called  sable,  or  horizontal 
  and  vertical  lines  crossing;  green,  called  vert,  or 
  diagonal  lines  from  dexter  chief  corner;  purple,  called 
  purpure,  or  diagonal  lines  from  sinister  chief  corner. 
  The  furs  are  ermine,  ermines,  erminois,  pean,  vair, 
  counter  vair,  potent,  and  counter  potent.  See 
  Illustration  in  Appendix. 
  3.  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. 
  4.  (Med.)  A  solution  (commonly  colored)  of  medicinal 
  substance  in  alcohol,  usually  more  or  less  diluted;  spirit 
  containing  medicinal  substances  in  solution. 
  Note:  According  to  the  United  States  Pharmacop[oe]ia,  the 
  term  tincture  (also  called  alcoholic  tincture,  and 
  spirituous  tincture)  is  reserved  for  the  alcoholic 
  solutions  of  nonvolatile  substances,  alcoholic 
  solutions  of  volatile  substances  being  called  spirits. 
  {Ethereal  tincture},  a  solution  of  medicinal  substance  in 
  5.  A  slight  taste  superadded  to  any  substance;  as  a  tincture 
  of  orange  peel. 
  6.  A  slight  quality  added  to  anything  a  tinge;  as  a 
  tincture  of  French  manners. 
  All  manners  take  a  tincture  from  our  own  --Pope. 
  Every  man  had  a  slight  tincture  of  soldiership,  and 
  scarcely  any  man  more  than  a  slight  tincture. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tincture  \Tinc"ture\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tinctured};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Tincturing}.] 
  1.  To  communicate  a  slight  foreign  color  to  to  tinge;  to 
  impregnate  with  some  extraneous  matter. 
  A  little  black  paint  will  tincture  and  spoil  twenty 
  gay  colors.  --I.  Watts. 
  2.  To  imbue  the  mind  of  to  communicate  a  portion  of  anything 
  foreign  to  to  tinge. 
  The  stain  of  habitual  sin  may  thoroughly  tincture 
  all  our  soul.  --Barrow. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  substances  that  colors  metals 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {shade},  {tint},  {tone}] 
  3:  a  medicinal  extract  in  an  alcohol  solution 
  v  1:  infuse,  as  with  a  certain  quality;  "The  heavy  traffic 
  tinctures  the  air  with  carbon  monoxide"  [syn:  {impregnate}, 
  {infuse},  {instill}] 
  2:  stain  or  tint  with  a  color;  "The  leaves  were  tinctured  with 
  a  bright  red" 

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