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What does "Tinge" mean?

Definition

(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 (v. t.) 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


Synonyms touch, imbue, hue, tint, undertone, tinct, bepaint


Example: "The sadness tinged his life"


Word Family tinged, tinges, tinging