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tincture

1. Pharmacol a medicinal extract in a solution of alcohol
2. a tint, colour, or tinge

Tincture

 

a medicinal alcoholic preparation derived from raw vegetable matter. Tinctures are usually prepared by infusing the vegetable matter in ethyl alcohol or, less commonly, in a mixture of ethyl alcohol and medicinal ether. Another less common method involves dissolving an extract from the plant. Tinctures are classified as galenicals and are prescribed for internal use only.

tincture

[′tiŋk·chər]
(materials)
A dilute solution (aqueous or aqueous alcoholic) of a drug or chemical; more dilute than fluid extracts, less volatile than spirits.
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Gracie also broke with cup tradition as Cardiff Blues chief executive Robert Norster and the Edinburgh boss Jim McKenzie alternately picked ed out the home/away teams rather than being given a dis- tinct task.
Dowling's book is rich in analysis of Jowett, Symonds, and Pater, as well as their world of Hellenism tinct with the homosocial and homoeroric.
"As long as the speech was arranged by a reasonable group and it carried with it no tinct from anybody, it's okay," says Wald.
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And still she slept an azure-lidded sleep, In blanched linen, smooth, and lavender'd, While he from forth the closet brought a heap Of candied apple, quince, and plum, and gourd; With jellies soother than the creamy curd, And lucent syrops, tinct with cinnamon; Manna and dates, in argosy transferr'd From Fez; and spiced dainties, every one, From silken Samarcand to cedar'd Lebanon.
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With top notes including a disA[degrees] tinct metallic scent mixed in with grapefruit, pink pepA[degrees] per and galbanum, this scent also has hints of rhubarb, cedar, pineapple, tonka beans and amber.
The second, "To Craig-Milton Castle, in which Mary Queen of Scots was confined," (15) describes "dark damp caverns" which "breathe mysterious dread, / Haply still foul with tinct of ancient crime" IV.5-6).
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