ETYM For older tinct, from Latin tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye: cf. French teinte, teint, Italian tinta, tinto. Related to Tinge, Taint to stain, a stain, Tent a kind of wine, Tinto.
A slight coloring; a pale or faint tinge of any color.
To dye with a color; SYN. tinct, bepaint, tinge, touch.