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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: tingere 'to dip, make wet, tinge with color'

tinge

2 verb
     
tinge2 present participle tinging or tingeing [transitive]
literary to give something a small amount of a particular colour, emotion, or quality
tinge something with something
The light of the setting sun tinges the buildings with delicate colours.
Pink tinged her cheeks.

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