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English definition of “tincture”


noun [C or U] uk   /ˈtɪŋk.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/
a medicine that consists of a mixture of alcohol and a small amount of a drug: a/some tincture of iodine/myrrhMedicine in different forms
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