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 for tinge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tinge \Tinge\, 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.
     [1913 Webster]
           His notions, too, respecting the government of the
           state, took a tinge from his notions respecting the
           government of the church.                --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tinge \Tinge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tingeing.] [L. tingere, tinctum, to dye, stain, wet; akin
     to Gr. ?, and perhaps to G. tunken to dip, OHG. tunch[=o]n,
     dunch[=o]n, thunk[=o]n. Cf. Distain, Dunker, Stain,
     Taint a stain, to stain, Tincture, Tint.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
           His [Sir Roger's] virtues, as well as imperfections,
           are tinged by a certain extravagance.    --Addison.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: To color; dye; stain.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a
           touch of garlic" [syn: touch, hint, tinge, mite,
           pinch, jot, speck, soupcon]
      2: a pale or subdued color [syn: undertone, tinge]
      v 1: affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings
           color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his
           life" [syn: tinge, color, colour, distort]
      2: color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the
         leaves were tinged red in November" [syn: tint, tinct,
         tinge, touch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  165 Moby Thesaurus words for "tinge":
     achromatism, affect, allegory, allusion, apply paint,
     arcane meaning, assumption, bedaub, bedizen, begild, bend, besmear,
     besprinkle, bias, breathe, brew, brush on paint, calcimine, cast,
     chromatism, chromism, coat, color, color balance, color harmony,
     color scheme, coloration, coloring, complexion, connotation, cover,
     dab, dash, daub, decoct, decorator color, deep-dye, dip, dispose,
     distemper, double-dye, dredge, dye, emblazon, enamel, engild,
     entincture, face, fast-dye, flavor, fresco, gild, glaze, gleam,
     gloss, grain, hint, hue, idea, illuminate, imbrue, imbue,
     implication, implied meaning, import, impregnate, incline, induce,
     inference, infiltrate, influence, infuse, infusion, ingrain,
     inkling, innuendo, instill, intimation, ironic suggestion, japan,
     key, lacquer, lay on color, lead, leaven, lick, look, meaning,
     metaphorical sense, move, natural color, nuance, occult meaning,
     overtone, paint, pallor, parget, penetrate, permeate, persuade,
     pervade, pigment, predispose, presumption, presupposition, prime,
     prompt, saturate, sauce, scintilla, season, seasoning, shade,
     shadow, shellac, sip, skin color, slop on paint, smack, smattering,
     smear, smell, soften up, soupcon, spark, spice, sprinkling, stain,
     steep, stipple, strain, streak, subsense, subsidiary sense,
     suffuse, suggestion, sup, supposition, suspicion, sway, symbolism,
     taint, taste, temper, tempering, thought, tinct, tincture, tint,
     tone, touch, trace, transfuse, undercoat, undercolor, undercurrent,
     undermeaning, undertone, varnish, vestige, wash, wear down,
     weigh with, whitewash, work

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