Definitions for Tincture
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Tincture.
a substances that colors metals
trace, vestige, tincture, shadownoun
an indication that something has been present
"there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
shade, tint, tincture, tonenoun
a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
"after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
(pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
impregnate, infuse, instill, tinctureverb
fill, as with a certain quality
"The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
stain or tint with a color
"The leaves were tinctured with a bright red"
A pigment or other substance that colours or dyes.
A tint, or an added colour.
A colour or metal used in the depiction of a coat of arms.
An alcoholic extract of plant material, used as a medicine.
A small alcoholic drink.
An essential characteristic.
to stain or impregnate (something) with colour
Etymology: from tinctura, from the verb tingo. Compare tint, taint.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: teinture, Fr. tinctura from tinctus, Lat.
The sight must be sweetly deceived by an insensible passage from bright colours to dimmer, which Italian artizans call the middle tinctures. Henry Wotton, Architecture.
Hence the morning planet gilds her horn,
By tincture or reflection they augment
Their small peculiar. John Milton.
’Tis the fate of princes that no knowledge
Come pure to them, but passing through the eyes
And ears of other men, it takes a tincture
From every channel. John Denham.
That beloved thing engrosses him, and, like a coloured glass before his eyes, casts its own colour and tincture upon all the images of things. South.
To begin the practice of an art with a light tincture of the rules, is to expose ourselves to the scorn of those who are judges. Dryden.
Malignant tempers, whatever kind of life they are engaged in, will discover their natural tincture of mind. Addis.
Few in the next generation who will not write and read, and have an early tincture of religion. Addison.
Sire of her joy and source of her delight;
O! wing’d with pleasure take thy happy flight,
And give each future morn a tincture of thy white. Matthew Prior.
All manners take a tincture from our own,
Or come discolour’d through our passions shown. Alexander Pope.
Have a care lest some darling science so far prevail over your mind, as to give a sovereign tincture to all your other studies, and discolour all your ideas. Isaac Watts.
In tinctures drawn from vegetables, the superfluous spirit of wine distilled off leaves the extract of the vegetable. Boyle.
Etymology: from the noun.
The bright sun compacts the precious stone,
Imparting radiant lustre like his own:
He tinctures rubies with their rosy hue,
And on the saphire spreads a heavenly blue. Richard Blackmore.
A little black paint will tincture and spoil twenty gay colours. Isaac Watts.
Early were our minds tinctured with a distinguishing sense of good and evil; early were the seeds of a divine love, and holy fear of offending, sown in our hearts. Francis Atterbury.
A tincture is typically an extract of plant or animal material dissolved in ethanol (ethyl alcohol). Solvent concentrations of 25–60% are common, but may run as high as 90%. In chemistry, a tincture is a solution that has ethanol as its solvent. In herbal medicine, alcoholic tinctures are made with various ethanol concentrations, 20% being the most common.Other solvents for producing tinctures include vinegar, glycerol (also called glycerine), diethyl ether and propylene glycol, not all of which can be used for internal consumption. Ethanol has the advantage of being an excellent solvent for both acidic and basic (alkaline) constituents. A tincture using glycerine is called a glycerite. Glycerine is generally a poorer solvent than ethanol. Vinegar, being acidic, is a better solvent for obtaining alkaloids but a poorer solvent for acidic components. For individuals who choose not to ingest alcohol, non-alcoholic extracts offer an alternative for preparations meant to be taken internally. Low volatility substances such as iodine and mercurochrome can also be turned into tinctures.
A tincture is a concentrated liquid form of one or more herbs, typically prepared by soaking the plant parts in alcohol or vinegar to extract its medicinal properties. It is typically used in alternative medicine and can be taken orally or applied to the skin.
a tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red
one of the metals, colors, or furs used in armory
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
a slight taste superadded to any substance; as, a tincture of orange peel
a slight quality added to anything; a tinge; as, a tincture of French manners
to communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter
to imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge
A tincture is typically an alcoholic extract of plant or animal material or solution of such or of a low volatility substance. To qualify as an alcoholic tincture, the extract should have an ethanol percentage of at least 40–60% or 80–120 proof. Sometimes even a 90% or 180 proof tincture is achieved. In herbal medicine, alcoholic tinctures are made with various concentrations of ethanol, 25% being the most common. Other concentrations include 45% and 90%. Herbal tinctures are not always made using ethanol as the solvent, though this is most commonly the case. Other solvents include vinegar, glycerol, ether and propylene glycol, not all of which can be used for internal consumption. Ethanol has the advantage of being an excellent solvent for both acidic and basic constituents. Glycerine can also be used, but when used in tincturing fashion is generally a poorer solvent. Vinegar, being acidic, is a better solvent for obtaining alkaloids but a poorer solvent for acidic components. For individuals who chose not to imbibe alcohol, non-alcoholic e,g., extracts offer an alternative for preparations meant to be taken internally. Alcohol cannot be subjected to high temperatures, so its use is considered a self-limiting 'non-critical' passive methodology. Glycerol, utilized in a non-critical fashion as it was in early Eclectic medicine studies, is typically seen as inferior to alcohol, whereas if glycerol is subjected to an innovative synchronous serialized methodology now being acknowledged in the industry, the extractive potential of glycerol use this way is quite astounding and far exceeds the weak extractive potential for a tincturing methodology. Therefore, newer glycerite products are showing great promise and even rivaling alcoholic tinctures in many ways.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tingk′tūr, n. a tinge or shade of colour: a slight taste added to anything: (med.) a solution of any substance in or by means of spirit of wine: (her.) one of the metals, colours, or furs in achievements.—v.t. to tinge: to imbue: to mix with anything foreign.—adj. Tinct (Spens.), tinged, coloured.—n. (Tenn.) colour, stain, spot.—adj. Tinctō′rial, giving a tinge: colouring. [L. tinctura.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In heraldry, one of the metals, colors, or furs used in armory.
The numerical value of Tincture in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Tincture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- ominaispiirre, sävyttää, väriaine, naukku, vivahde, napanteri, uute, sävy, terävät, värjätä, peruspiirre, tinktuuri, hömpsyFinnish
- tintura, ideiaPortuguese
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