I. adjective suffix
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French -ic, -ique, from Latin -icus — more at -y
1. having the character or form of ; being <panoramic> ; consisting of <runic> 2. a. of or relating to <aldermanic> b. related to, derived from, or containing <alcoholic> 3. in the manner of ; like that of ; characteristic of <Byronic> 4. associated or dealing with <Vedic> ; utilizing <electronic> 5. characterized by ; exhibiting <nostalgic> ; affected with <allergic> 6. caused by <amoebic> 7. tending to produce <analgesic> 8. having a valence relatively higher than in compounds or ions named with an adjective ending in -ous <ferric iron> II. noun suffix one having the character or nature of ; one belonging to or associated with ; one exhibiting or affected by ; one that produces
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.