-ine

1 of 2

adjective suffix

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

-ine

2 of 2

noun suffix

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
3
: commercial product or material
glassine

Word History

Etymology

Noun suffix

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

Dictionary Entries Near -ine

Cite this Entry

“-ine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ine. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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