Tinge

Definition of Tinge

v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Tinged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tingeing .]
His [Sir Roger's] virtues, as well as imperfections, are tinged by a certain extravagance.
- Addison.
n.1.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.

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