-ine
I. adjective suffix 1. [French -in, -ine, from Latin -īnus — more at -en] of or relating to <
estuarine
>
2. [French -in, -ine, from Latin -ĭnus, from Greek -inos — more at -en] made of ; like <
opaline
>
II. noun suffix Etymology: French -ine, from Latin -īna, from feminine of -īnus, adjective suffix 1. chemical substance: as a. halogen element <
chlorine
>
b. basic or base-containing carbon compound that contains nitrogen <
quinine
>
<
cystine
>
c. mixture of compounds (as of hydrocarbons) <
gasoline
>
d. hydride <
arsine
>
2. -in 1a 3. commercial product or material <
glassine
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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