Definition of -ine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Definition of -ine (Entry 2 of 2)

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

3 : commercial product or material glassine

History and Etymology for -ine

Noun suffix

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

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in earnest

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\ ˌīn , ən , ˌēn \

Kids Definition of -ine

: of, relating to, or like alkaline

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