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 amp; adjective ending
- Of or relating to: Benedictine.
- Made of; resembling: opaline.
Origin of -ineMiddle English -in, -ine, from Old French, from Latin -&imacron;nus, -&imacron;na, 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 -&imacron;nus and -inus, adj. suffixes; see –ine1.