Tincture is a related term of suffuse.
As verbs the difference between tincture and suffuse
is that tincture
is to stain or impregnate (something) with colour while suffuse
is to spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.
As a noun tincture
is a pigment or other substance that colours or dyes.
A pigment or other substance that colours or dyes.
A tint, or an added colour.
(heraldry) A colour or metal used in the depiction of a coat of arms.
An alcoholic extract of plant material, used as a medicine.
(humorous) A small alcoholic drink.
An essential characteristic.
* 1924 , ARISTOTLE. . Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Book 1, Part 6.
The finer and more volatile parts of a substance, separated by a solvent; an extract of a part of the substance of a body communicated to the solvent.
A slight taste superadded to any substance.
- for the earlier thinkers had no tincture of dialectic
A slight quality added to anything; a tinge.
* Alexander Pope
- a tincture of orange peel
- All manners take a tincture from our own.
- Every man had a slight tincture of soldiership, and scarcely any man more than a slight tincture.
to stain or impregnate (something) with colour
To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.
(figuratively) To spread through or over in the manner of a liquid.
- The entire room was suffused with a golden light.
- The warmth suffused his cold fingers.
The verb is often used in the passive voice.