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-ine

adjective suffix

Definition of -ine

  1. 1 [French -in, -ine, from Latin -īnus — more at -en] :  of or relating to <estuarine>

  2. 2 [French -in, -ine, from Latin -ĭnus, from Greek -inos — more at -en] :  made of :  like <opaline>




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-ine

noun suffix

Definition of -ine

  1. 1 :  chemical substance: as a :  halogen element <chlorine> b :  basic or base-containing carbon compound that contains nitrogen <quinine> <cystine> c :  mixture of compounds (as of hydrocarbons) <gasoline> d :  hydride <arsine>

  2. 2 :  -in 1a

  3. 3 :  commercial product or material <glassine>



Origin of -ine

French -ine, from Latin -īna, from feminine of -īnus, adjective suffix


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