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[tinj] /tɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), tinged, tingeing or tinging.
1.
to impart a trace or slight degree of some color to; tint.
2.
to impart a slight taste or smell to.
noun
3.
a slight degree of coloration.
4.
a slight admixture, as of some qualifying property or characteristic; trace; smattering:
a tinge of garlic; a tinge of anger.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; < Latin tingere to dye, color
Related forms
intertinge, verb (used with object), intertinged, intertingeing or intertinging.
retinge, verb (used with object), retinged, retingeing or retinging.
Synonyms
4. hint, shade, nuance, suspicion.
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British Dictionary definitions for inter tinge

tinge

/tɪndʒ/
noun
1.
a slight tint or colouring: her hair had a tinge of grey
2.
any slight addition
verb (transitive) tinges, tingeing, tinging, tinged
3.
to colour or tint faintly
4.
to impart a slight trace to: her thoughts were tinged with nostalgia
Word Origin
C15: from Latin tingere to colour
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Word Origin and History for inter tinge

tinge

v.

late 15c., "to dye, color slightly," from Latin tingere "to dye, color," originally "to moisten" (see tincture). Related: Tinged. The noun is first recorded 1752.

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