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English noun: tincture

1. tincture (substance) a substances that colors metals


Broader (hypernym)color, coloring material, colour, colouring material


Narrower (hyponym)argent

2. tincture (communication) an indication that something has been present


SamplesThere wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim.
A tincture of condescension.


Synonymsshadow, trace, vestige


Broader (hypernym)indicant, indication


Narrower (hyponym)footprint

3. tincture (attribute) a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color


SamplesAfter several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted.


Synonymsshade, tint, tone


Broader (hypernym)color, coloring, colour, colouring


Narrower (hyponym)mellowness, richness, tinge, undertone

4. tincture (artifact) (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution


Broader (hypernym)medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine


Narrower (hyponym)arnica, iodine, tincture of iodine


Domain categorymateria medica, pharmacological medicine, pharmacology


English verb: tincture

1. tincture (change) fill, as with a certain quality


SamplesThe heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide.


Synonymsimpregnate, infuse, instill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

2. tincture (change) stain or tint with a color


SamplesThe leaves were tinctured with a bright red.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tinct, tinge, tint, touch









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