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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tinge \Tinge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinged; p. pr. & vb. n. Tingeing.] [L. tingere, tinctum, to dye, stain, wet; akin to Gr. ?, and perhaps to G. tunken to dip, OHG. tunch[=o]n, dunch[=o]n, thunk[=o]n. Cf. Distain, Dunker, Stain, Taint a stain, to stain, Tincture, Tint.] To imbue or impregnate with something different or foreign; as, to tinge a decoction with a bitter taste; to affect in some degree with the qualities of another substance, either by mixture, or by application to the surface; especially, to color slightly; to stain; as, to tinge a blue color with red; an infusion tinged with a yellow color by saffron. [1913 Webster] His [Sir Roger's] virtues, as well as imperfections, are tinged by a certain extravagance. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Syn: To color; dye; stain. [1913 Webster]




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