tincture

Part of speech: verb

To imbue; flavor.

Part of speech: noun

A solution of some drug.

Part of speech: noun

A tinge; tint; slight flavor.

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Usage examples "tincture":

  1. The rasp and strawberries in Bordeaux drown, To add a redder tincture to their own! - "A Poetical Cook-Book", Maria J. Moss.
  2. It is the fault of English and of German literature to give the particular without a sufficient tincture of the universal, to lose themselves in mere 'humours. - "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.
  3. " I am wondering," he said, " why this little tincture of bitterness flavours what you say to me?" - "The Firing Line", Robert W. Chambers.