of, having the nature of, like: aquiline, crystalline
Origin of -ineFrench -in, -ine from Classical Latin -inus, masculine , -ina, feminine , -inum, neuter from Classical Greek -inos: also directly from Classical Latin for modern scientific words
forming abstract nouns: discipline, doctrine
Origin of -ineFrench from Classical Latin -ina, suffix of feminine abstract nouns
- a chemical of any of certain groups, as
- a halogen: iodine
- an alkaloid or a nitrogenous base: morphine
- any of certain hydrides: stibine
- an amino acid: alanine
- any of certain commercial products: Vaseline
Origin of -inearbitrary use of Classical Latin -inus, masculine , -ina, feminine , noun and adjective ending
- Of or relating to: Benedictine.
- Made of; resembling: opaline.
Origin of -ineMiddle English -in, -ine from Old French from Latin -īnus, -īna adj. suff. and from Latin -inus adj. suff. ( from Greek -inos )
- also -in A chemical substance, especially:a. Halogen: bromine.b. Basic compound: amine.c. Alkaloid: quinine.
- Amino acid: glycine.
- A mixture of compounds: gasoline.
- Commercial material: glassine.
Origin of -ineUltimately from Latin -īnus -inus adj. suffixes ; see -ine 1.