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 for tincture
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tincture \Tinc"ture\, n. [L. tinctura a dyeing, from tingere,
     tinctum, to tinge, dye: cf. OE. tainture, teinture, F.
     teinture, L. tinctura. See Tinge.]
     1. A tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red.
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     2. (Her.) One of the metals, colors, or furs used in armory.
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     Note: 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.
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     3. 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.
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     4. (Med.) A solution (commonly colored) of medicinal
        substance in alcohol, usually more or less diluted; spirit
        containing medicinal substances in solution.
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     Note: 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.
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     Ethereal tincture, a solution of medicinal substance in
        ether.
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     5. A slight taste superadded to any substance; as, a tincture
        of orange peel.
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     6. A slight quality added to anything; a tinge; as, a
        tincture of French manners.
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              All manners take a tincture from our own. --Pope.
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              Every man had a slight tincture of soldiership, and
              scarcely any man more than a slight tincture.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tincture \Tinc"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinctured; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Tincturing.]
     1. To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to
        impregnate with some extraneous matter.
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              A little black paint will tincture and spoil twenty
              gay colors.                           --I. Watts.
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     2. To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything
        foreign to; to tinge.
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              The stain of habitual sin may thoroughly tincture
              all our soul.                         --Barrow.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tincture
      n 1: a substances that colors metals
      2: an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't
         a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of
         condescension" [syn: trace, vestige, tincture,
         shadow]
      3: a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another
         color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that
         she wanted" [syn: shade, tint, tincture, tone]
      4: (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an
         alcohol solution
      v 1: fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic
           tinctures the air with carbon monoxide" [syn: impregnate,
           infuse, instill, tincture]
      2: stain or tint with a color; "The leaves were tinctured with a
         bright red"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  254 Moby Thesaurus words for "tincture":
     achievement, achromatism, alerion, animal charge, annulet,
     apply paint, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, azure,
     bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, bedaub, bedizen,
     begild, bend, bend sinister, besmear, besprinkle, billet, blazon,
     blazonry, bordure, breathe, brew, broad arrow, brush on paint,
     cadency mark, calcimine, canton, cast, chaplet, charge, chevron,
     chief, chromatism, chromism, chromogen, coat, coat of arms,
     coat of paint, coating, cockatrice, color, color balance,
     color filter, color gelatin, color harmony, color scheme, colorant,
     coloration, coloring, complexion, coronet, cover, crescent, crest,
     cross, cross moline, crown, dab, dash, daub, dead-color, decoct,
     decorator color, deep-dye, device, difference, differencing, dip,
     distemper, double-dye, dredge, drier, dye, dyestuff, eagle,
     emblazon, enamel, engild, entincture, ermine, ermines, erminites,
     erminois, escutcheon, exterior paint, face, falcon, fast-dye, fess,
     fess point, field, file, flanch, flat coat, flat wash, flavor,
     fleur-de-lis, floor enamel, fresco, fret, fur, fusil, garland,
     gild, glaze, gleam, gloss, grain, griffin, ground, gules, gyron,
     hatchment, helmet, heraldic device, hint, honor point, hue, idea,
     illuminate, imbrue, imbue, impalement, impaling, impregnate,
     inescutcheon, infiltrate, infuse, infusion, ingrain, inkling,
     instill, interior paint, intimation, japan, key, label, lacquer,
     lay on color, leaven, lick, lion, look, lozenge, mantling,
     marshaling, martlet, mascle, medium, metal, motto, mullet,
     natural color, nombril point, octofoil, opaque color, or, ordinary,
     orle, paint, pale, pallor, paly, parget, pean, penetrate, permeate,
     pervade, pheon, pigment, prime, prime coat, primer, priming,
     purpure, quarter, quartering, rose, sable, saltire, saturate,
     sauce, scintilla, scutcheon, season, seasoning, shade, shadow,
     shellac, shield, sip, skin color, slop on paint, smack, smattering,
     smear, smell, soupcon, spark, spice, spread eagle, sprinkling,
     stain, steep, stipple, strain, streak, subordinary, suffuse,
     suggestion, sup, suspicion, taint, taste, temper, tempera,
     tempering, tenne, thinner, thought, tinct, tinction, tinge, tint,
     tone, torse, touch, trace, transfuse, transparent color, tressure,
     turpentine, turps, undercoat, undercoating, undercolor, unicorn,
     vair, varnish, vehicle, vert, vestige, wash, wash coat, whitewash,
     wreath, yale
  
  

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