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1-phil

noun combining form

Definition of -PHIL

:  lover :  one having an affinity for or a strong attraction to <acidophil> <Slavophile>

Variants of -PHIL

-phil or -phile
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Origin of -PHIL

French -phile, from Greek -philos -philous

2-phil

adjective combining form

Definition of -PHIL

:  loving :  having a fondness or affinity for <Francophile>

Variants of -PHIL

-phil or -phile

Origin of -PHIL

New Latin -philus, from Latin, from Greek -philos
-PHIL Defined for Kids

1-phil

noun suffix \ˌfil\

Definition of -PHIL for Kids

:  a person who loves or is strongly attracted to

Variants of -PHIL

-phil or -phile \ˌfīl\

2-phil

adjective suffix

Definition of -PHIL for Kids

:  having a fondness for or strong attraction to

Variants of -PHIL

-phil or -phile

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