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tincture
American English: /ˈtɪŋ(k)(t)ʃər/
British English: /ˈtɪŋ(k)tʃə/

Translation of tincture in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 uncountable and countable (Pharmacology) tincture of iodine
    Example sentences
    • Skin should be prepared with 1 or 2 percent tincture of iodine or povidone iodine for incision, suture and collection of blood for culture.
    • Having said that, my last ear infection was treated in part with a tincture of vinegar and medicine suspended in oil (yes, I dropped vinaigrette in my ear).
    • In 1944, I used to treat my Parkinsonism patients with tincture of stramonium (from jimsonweed) which was the only drug that we had.
    1.2 countable (tinge) [literary]
    Example sentences
    • The moon cast long fingers across their pale faces, splashing argent tinctures over a thousand powdered cheeks.
    • This is a rather odd interpretation of the film since the barest tincture of right-wing patriotism as a theme is nowhere to be found in it.

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