Webster 1913 Edition
tincturaa dyeing, from
tinctum, to tinge, dye: cf. OE.
A tinge or shade of color; a tint;
One of the metals, colors, or furs used in armory.
☞ 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.
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.
A solution (commonly colored) of medicinal substance in alcohol, usually more or less diluted; spirit containing medicinal substances in solution.
☞ According to the United States Pharmacopoeia, 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.
a solution of medicinal substance in ether.
A slight taste superadded to any substance;
tinctureof orange peel
A slight quality added to anything; a tinge;
tinctureof French manners
All manners take a
tincturefrom our own.
Every man had a slight
tinctureof soldiership, and scarcely any man more than a slight
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter.
A little black paint will
tinctureand spoil twenty gay colors.
To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge.
The stain of habitual sin may thoroughly
tinctureall our soul.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The finer and more volatile parts of a substance, separated by a menstruum; or an extract of a part of the substance of a body, communicated to the menstruum. Hence,
2.In medicine, a spiritus solution of such of the proximate principles of vegetables and animals as are soluble in pure alcohol or proof-spirit; wine or spirits containing medicinal substances in solution.
3.A tinge or shade of color; as a tincture of red.
4.Slight taste superadded to any substance; as a tincture or orange-peel.
5.Slight quality added to any thing; as a tincture of French manners.
All manners take a tincture from our own.
A little black paint will tincture and spoil twenty gay colors.
1.To imbue the mind; to communicate a portion of any thing foreign; as a mind tinctured with skepticism.