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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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