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.
His [Sir Roger's] virtues, as well as imperfections,
are tinged by a certain extravagance. --Addison.
Syn: To color; dye; stain.