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-ine

1-ine

adjective suffix

Definition of -INE

1
[French -in, -ine, from Latin -īnus — more at -en] :  of or relating to <estuarine>
2
[French -in, -ine, from Latin -ĭnus, from Greek -inos — more at -en] :  made of :  like <opaline>

2-ine

noun suffix

Definition of -INE

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
:  -in 1a
3
:  commercial product or material <glassine>

Origin of -INE

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

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