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-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

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-ine

noun suffix

Definition of -ine

1 : chemical substance: such 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 and Etymology of -ine

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


-INE Defined for Kids

-ine

adjective suffix \ ˌīn , ən , ˌēn \

Definition of -ine for Students

: of, relating to, or like
  • alkaline

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