Tinge v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinged p. pr. & vb. n. Tingeing ] 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.
adj : being colored slightly; sometimes used in combination;
"white petals touched with pink"; "the resplendent
sun-touched flag"; "pink-tinged apple blossoms" [syn: touched]