-ic
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.

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