Tincturing
Tincture Tinc"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinctured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tincturing}.] 1. To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter. [1913 Webster]

A little black paint will tincture and spoil twenty gay colors. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge. [1913 Webster]

The stain of habitual sin may thoroughly tincture all our soul. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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