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Definitions of tincture:

part of speech: noun

Vegetable principles dissolved is alcohol.

Usage examples for tincture:

  • Yet ever from the clearest source have ran Some gross allay, some tincture of the man. "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown
  • Were she not such a wond'rous composition, A soul, so flushed as mine is with ambition, Sagacious and so nice, must have disdained her: But she was made when nature was in humour, As if a Grillon got her on the queen, Where all the honest atoms fought their way, Took a full tincture of the mother's wit, But left the dregs of wickedness behind. "The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian", John Dryden
  • He remembered the words of his own prayer, and how he had then retreated upon the Power that gave him power, for a draught of the one true tincture which braced the heart to throw itself upon the spears of trial. "The Weavers, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009

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