American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Neutral chemical compound, especially:
- n. Neutral carbohydrate: inulin.
- n. Protein or protein derivative: albumin.
- n. Lipid or lipid derivative: lecithin.
- n. Enzyme: pancreatin.
- n. Glycoside: chitin.
- n. A pharmaceutical: rifampin.
- n. An antibiotic: penicillin.
- n. Antigen: tuberculin.
- n. Variant of -ine2.
- n. proscribed, eye dialect Alternative form of -ing.
- n. biochemistry Used, as a modification of -ine, to form the names of a variety of types of compound; examples include proteins (globulin), carbohydrates (dextrin), dyes (alizarin) and others (vanillin).
- n. Geordie Used to form the present participles of verbs.
- n. Geordie Used to form verbal nouns from verbs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A suffix. See the Note under -ine.
- Variant of -ine2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“While teachers are obliged to stop bullying in their individual classrooms, stopping it beyond that---in the hallways, the cafeteria, during recess, after school---isn't part of their job.”
“Today we were on another culinary adventure or what we like to call our "food experiments" - -in homage to Albert Einstein's famed "thought experiments" of which E=MC2 was the result.”
“Her "Rolling in the Deep" was a bit out of control at times, but she reigned in her throaty vocals in the battle round duet of Pink's "F---in' Perfect.”
“But the potential return in terms of more accountable and responsible government is also something that Americans want -in Malawi (Tina's example), Pakistan, El Salvador, Ghana, and in all countries around the world where better government is the strongest medicine against extremism abroad (and other bad borderless ills) and the best investment in greater security and prosperity here at home.”
“Under the program Greece agreed upon with its creditors, the government cut its budget deficit in 2010 by about a third—to 9.6% of gross domestic product—-in the hope that a quick, sharp fiscal adjustment would return the country to growth by 2012 at the latest.”
“It is so unlike this can-do person -in fact, she uses her can-doingness to explain her not leaving the marriage or changing it.”
“F—-in' pulled the external drives apart," Mr. Longueuil told Mr. Freeman, according to a criminal complaint.”
“And even then, she didn't get any warm fuzzies after being serenaded with Kurt and Blaine's cutesy performance of Pink's equally earnest "F---in' Perfect" because being gay doesn't mean she's going soft.”
“Perhaps these images are the art of our time more than art seen in mainstream galleries, maybe even more than much socially engaged art -in the sense of an image typology that will speak to history.”
“But our lives are made even thornier by the dirt you feed to the public every f---in' day.”
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