inter tinge


verb (used with object), tinged, tingeing or tinging.
to impart a trace or slight degree of some color to; tint.
to impart a slight taste or smell to.
a slight degree of coloration.
a slight admixture, as of some qualifying property or characteristic; trace; smattering: a tinge of garlic; a tinge of anger.

1470–80; < Latin tingere to dye, color

intertinge, verb (used with object), intertinged, intertingeing or intertinging.
retinge, verb (used with object), retinged, retingeing or retinging.

4. hint, shade, nuance, suspicion. Unabridged
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tinge (tɪndʒ)
1.  a slight tint or colouring: her hair had a tinge of grey
2.  any slight addition
vb , tinges, tingeing, tinging, tinged
3.  to colour or tint faintly
4.  to impart a slight trace to: her thoughts were tinged with nostalgia
[C15: from Latin tingere to colour]

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Word Origin & History

1471, "to dye, color slightly," from L. tingere "to dye, color," originally "to moisten" (see tincture). The noun is first recorded 1752.
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