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TINCTURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tincture mean? 

TINCTURE (noun)
  The noun TINCTURE has 4 senses:

1. a substances that colors metals
2. an indication that something has been present
3. a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color
4. (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution

  Familiarity information: TINCTURE used as a noun is uncommon.


TINCTURE (verb)
  The verb TINCTURE has 2 senses:

1. fill, as with a certain quality
2. stain or tint with a color

  Familiarity information: TINCTURE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TINCTURE (noun)


Sense 1tincture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A substances that colors metals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("tincture" is a kind of...):

color; coloring material; colour; colouring material (any material used for its color)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tincture"):

argent (a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance)


Sense 2tincture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indication that something has been present

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

vestige; trace; tincture; shadow

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("tincture" is a kind of...):

indicant; indication (something that serves to indicate or suggest)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tincture"):

footprint (a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important)


Sense 3tincture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

tint; shade; tincture; tone

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("tincture" is a kind of...):

color; coloring; colour; colouring (a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tincture"):

mellowness (a soft shade of a color)

richness (a strong deep vividness of hue)

tinge; undertone (a pale or subdued color)


Sense 4tincture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("tincture" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Domain category:

materia medica; pharmacological medicine; pharmacology (the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tincture"):

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

arnica (used especially in treating bruises)


TINCTURE (verb)


Sense 1tincture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill, as with a certain quality

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

impregnate; tincture; infuse; instill

Context example:

The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide

Hypernyms (to "tincture" is one way to...):

fill; fill up; make full (make full, also in a metaphorical sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2tincture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stain or tint with a color

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The leaves were tinctured with a bright red

Hypernyms (to "tincture" is one way to...):

tinct; tinge; tint; touch (color lightly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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