- of, having to do with: volcanic
- like, having the nature of, characteristic of: angelic
- produced by, caused by: anaerobic
- producing, causing: analgesic
- consisting of, containing, forming: dactylic
- having, showing, affected by: lethargic
- Chem. of or derived from: benzoic, citric
- Chem. having a higher valence than is indicated by the suffix -ous: nitric, phosphoric
Origin: < ME or L or Gr: ME -ike < L -icus < Gr -ikos: from substantive use of respective adjectivesa person or thing:
- having, showing, affected by: hysteric, paraplegic
- supporting, adhering to: Gnostic
- belonging to, characteristic of: cynic, Philippic
- derived from: patronymic
- producing, causing: hypnotic
- affecting: stomachic
Origin: < Fr or LGr; Fr -ique < L -icus < Gr -ikos: akin to Ger -isch, OE -ig: see -y
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- Of, relating to, or characterized by: seismic.
- Having a valence higher than that of a specified element in compounds or ions named with adjectives ending in -ous: sulfuric acid.
- One relating to or characterized by: academic.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French -ique, from Latin -icus and from Greek -ikos.
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ic - Medical Definition
- Of, relating to, or characterized by: carbonic.
- Having a valence higher than that of a specified element in compounds or ions named with adjectives ending in -ous: ferric.
- Of or relating to an acid: sulfuric acid.