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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