Tinged
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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