Tingeing
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Intinction — In*tinc tion, n. [L. intinctio, fr. intingere to dip in; pref. in in + tingere to tinge.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of tingeing or dyeing. Blount. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) A method or practice of the administration of the sacrament by dipping… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intinctivity — In tinc*tiv i*ty, n. [Pref. in not + L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to tinge] The lack of the quality of coloring or tingeing other bodies. Kirwan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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