from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A suffix. See the Note under -ine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • suffix proscribed, eye dialect Alternative form of -ing.
  • suffix 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).
  • suffix Geordie Used to form the present participles of verbs.
  • suffix Geordie Used to form verbal nouns from verbs.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Variant of -ine2.



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