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, shadow]
3 a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted" [syn: shade, tint, tone]
4 (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
1 fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide" [syn: impregnate, infuse, instill]
2 stain or tint with a color; "The leaves were tinctured with a bright red"
- a pigment or other substance that colours or dyes
- a tint, or an added colour
- : a colour or metal used in the depiction of a coat of arms.
- An alcoholic extract of plant material, used as a medicine
- a small alcoholic drink
- an essential characteristic
- 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross.
Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available
at: . Book 1, Part 6.
- for the earlier thinkers had no tincture of dialectic
- 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: . Book 1, Part 6.
an alcoholic extract
- Italian: alcolato
an essential characteristic
- Portuguese: idéia
- This article is about alcoholic liquids. For the colors used in a coat of arms, see tincture (heraldry).
General method of preparationA general method of preparation on how tinctures can be prepared is the following :
To make a more precise tincture, more extensive measuring can be done by combining 1 part herbs with a water-ethanol mixture of 2-10 parts, depending on the herb itself. With most tinctures however, 1 part water at 5 parts ethanol is used.
Examples of tincturesSome examples that were formerly common in medicine include:
- Tincture of Benzoin
- Tincture of cantharides
- Tincture of ferric citrochloride (a chelate of citric acid and Iron(III) chloride)
- Tincture of green soap (which also contains lavender)
- Tincture of guaiac
- Tincture of iodine
- Tincture of opium (laudanum)
- Camphorated opium tincture (paregoric)
- Tincture of Pennyroyal
Examples of spirits include:
- Spirit of ammonia (also called spirit of hartshorn)
- Spirit of box, or ethanol, which was derived from the destructive distillation of boxwood
- Spirit of camphor
- Spirit of ether, a solution of diethyl ether in alcohol
- "Spirit of Mindererus", ammonium acetate in alcohol
- "Spirit of nitre" is not a spirit in this sense, but an old name for nitric acid (but "sweet spirit of nitre" was ethyl nitrite)
- Similarly "spirit of salt" actually meant hydrochloric acid,
- "Spirit of vinegar" was glacial acetic acid and
- "Spirit of vitriol" was sulfuric acid.
- "Spirit of wine" or "spirits of wine" is an old name for alcohol (especially food grade alcohol derived from the distillation of wine)
- "Spirit of wood" means methanol, often derived from the destructive distillation of wood
- Nalewka - a traditional Polish category of alcoholic tincture.
- infusion - a water or oil based extract with similar historical uses to a tincture.
- Elixir - A pharmaceutical preparation containing an active ingredient that is dissolved in a solution containing some percentage of ethyl alcohol.
- Another name for Tiffany Perkins, sister of T.J. Perkins
tincture in German: Tinktur
tincture in Dutch: Tinctuur
tincture in Japanese: チンキ
tincture in Polish: Nalewka (farmacja)
tincture in Portuguese: Tintura
tincture in Russian: Настойка (лекарственная форма)
tincture in Finnish: Tinktuura
tincture in Thai: ทิงเจอร์
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