American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Of or relating to: Benedictine.
- n. Made of; resembling: opaline.
- n. A chemical substance, especially:
- n. Halogen: bromine.
- n. Basic compound: amine.
- n. Alkaloid: quinine.
- n. Amino acid: glycine.
- n. A mixture of compounds: gasoline.
- n. Commercial material: glassine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. of or pertaining to, like: asinine; marine.
- n. chemistry Used to form names of basic substances or halogens
- n. non-productive feminine nouns: heroine.
- n. non-productive given names or titles: Clementine, landgravine.
- n. commercial material: glassine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Chem.) A suffix, indicating that those substances of whose names it is a part are
basic, in their nature, i.e. contain a basic nitrogen group.
- (Organ. Chem.) A suffix, formerly used to indicate hydrocarbons of the second degree of unsaturation; i. e., members of the acetyline series; but now superseded by the ending
-yne, as in prop yne.
- From Middle English -ine, from Old French -ine, from Latin -īnus, from Ancient Greek ινος (-inos). More at -en. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English -in, -ine, from Old French, from Latin -īnus, -īna, adj. suff., and from Latin -inus, adj. suff. (from Greek -inos).Ultimately from Latin -īnus and -inus, adj. suffixes; see -ine1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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