meaning of -ine

-ine meaning in Etymology Dictionary

suffix regularly develop adjectives from nouns, from French -ine, fem. of -in, or straight from Latin -inus "of, like" (see -en (2)).

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  • chemical suffix, occasionally -in, though modern-day usage differentiates all of them; early 19c., from French -ine, from Latin -ina, fem. type of suffix used to form adjectives from nouns (identical with -ine (1)). In French, the suffix generally had been familiar with develop terms for derived substances, hence its extensive use within chemistry, where it was applied unsystematically to start with (as with aniline), but now features much more restricted usage.

-ine meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix, suggesting that those substances of whoever brands its a component are basic, and alkaloidal within their nature.

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  • A suffix, regularly indicate hydrocarbons of second-degree of unsaturation; i. e., members of the acetyline show; since, hexine, heptine, etc.

-ine meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix, showing that those substances of whoever brands it's a part are standard, and alkaloidal within their nature.

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  • A suffix, always suggest hydrocarbons of the second-degree of unsaturation; i. e., people in the acetyline series; since, hexine, heptine, etc.