meaning of -in

-in meaning in Etymology Dictionary

suffix attached to a verb, first attested 1960 with sit-in (which most likely had been impacted by sit-down strike); used to begin protests, extended c.1965 to virtually any gathering.

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  • chemical suffix, generally showing a neutral compound, antibiotic drug, supplement, or hormones; see -ine (2).

-in meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix. See the Note under -ine.

Sentence Examples with the word -in

He excels in his representations of landscapes and waterscapes, and has succeeded -in transferring to gold-lacquer panels tender and delicate pictures of natures softest moodspictures that show balance, richness, harmony and a fine sense of decorative proportion.

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