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tingemore about tinge


  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tinge  \Tinge\,  n. 
  A  degree,  usually  a  slight  degree,  of  some  color,  taste,  or 
  something  foreign,  infused  into  another  substance  or  mixture, 
  or  added  to  it  tincture;  color;  dye;  hue;  shade;  taste. 
  His  notions,  too  respecting  the  government  of  the 
  state,  took  a  tinge  from  his  notions  respecting  the 
  government  of  the  church.  --Macaulay. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  pale  or  subdued  color  [syn:  {undertone}] 
  v  1:  suffuse  with  color  [syn:  {imbue},  {hue}] 
  2:  dye  with  a  color  [syn:  {tint},  {tinct},  {bepaint},  {touch}] 

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