Pronunciation: (tingk'chur), [key]
n., v., -tured, -tur•ing.

1. Pharm.a solution of alcohol or of alcohol and water, containing animal, vegetable, or chemical drugs.
2. a slight infusion, as of some element or quality: A tincture of education had softened his rude manners.
3. a trace; a smack or smattering; tinge: a tincture of irony.
4. Heraldry.any of the colors, metals, or furs used for the fields, charges, etc., of an escutcheon or achievement of arms.
5. a dye or pigment.

1. to impart a tint or color to; tinge.
2. to imbue or infuse with something.

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