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tincture
  • n  a substances that colors metals
  • n  an indication that something has been present
    a tincture of condescension
  • n  a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
  • n  (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
  • v  fill, as with a certain quality
    The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide
  • v  stain or tint with a color
    The leaves were tinctured with a bright red
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tincture of iodine
  • n  a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic
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tincture of opium
  • n  narcotic consisting of an alcohol solution of opium or any preparation in which opium is the main ingredient
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tindal
  • n  English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1494-1536)
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tindale
  • n  English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1494-1536)
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tinderbox
  • n  a dangerous state of affairs; a situation that is a potential source of violence
    the Balkans are the tinderbox of Europe
  • n  a box for holding tinder
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tine test
  • n  a tuberculin test in which a disk with several tines bearing tuberculin antigen is used to puncture the skin; development of a hard red area indicates past or present exposure to tubercle bacilli and the need for further testing
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tinea
  • n  infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • n  type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths
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tinea capitis
  • n  fungal infection of the scalp characterized by bald patches
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tinea corporis
  • n  fungal infection of nonhairy parts of the skin
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tinea cruris
  • n  fungal infection of the groin (most common in men)
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tinea pellionella
  • n  the larvae live in tubes of its food material fastened with silk that it spins
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tinea unguium
  • n  fungal infection of the nails (especially toenails)
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tineid
  • n  small yellowish moths whose larvae feed on wool or fur
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tineid moth
  • n  small yellowish moths whose larvae feed on wool or fur
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