To Ti'ncture. v.a. [from the noun.]
- To imbue or impregnate with some colour or taste.
The bright sun compacts the precious stone,
Imparting radiant lustre like his own:
He tinctures rubies with their rosy hue,
And on the saphire spreads a heavenly blue. Blackmore.
A little black paint will tincture and spoil twenty gay colours. Watts.
- To imbue the mind.
Early were our minds tinctured with a distinguishing sense of good and evil; early were the seeds of a divine love, and holy fear of offending, sown in our hearts. Atterbury.