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Tinge vs. Tingent

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Tingenoun

A small added amount of colour; (by extension) a small added amount of some other thing.

Tingentadjective

(archaic) Having the power to tinge.

Tingenoun

The degree of vividness of a colour; hue, shade, tint.

Tingentadjective

Having the power to tinge.

‘As for the white part, it appears much less enriched with the tingent property.’;

Tingeverb

(transitive) To add a small amount of colour; to tint; (by extension) to add a small amount of some other thing.

Tingeverb

To affect or alter slightly, particularly due to the actual or metaphorical influence of some element or thing.

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Tingeverb

(intransitive) To change slightly in shade due to the addition of colour; (by extension) to change slightly in quality due to the addition of some other thing.

Tingeverb

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.’;

Tingenoun

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.’;

Tingenoun

a slight but appreciable addition;

‘this dish could use a touch of garlic’;

Tingenoun

a pale or subdued color

Tingeverb

suffuse with color

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Tingeverb

affect as in thought or feeling;

‘My personal feelings color my judgment in this case’; ‘The sadness tinged his life’;

Tingeverb

dye with a color

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