There are 4 main definitions of -ine in English:

-ine1

Syllabification: -ine

suffix

1(Forming adjectives) belonging to; resembling in nature: Alpine canine
2Forming adjectives from taxonomic names (such as bovine from the genus Bos).

Origin

from French -in, -ine, or from Latin -inus.

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There are 4 main definitions of -ine in English:

-ine3

Syllabification: -ine

suffix

Forming feminine common nouns and proper names such as heroine, Josephine.

Origin

from French, via Latin -ina from Greek -inē, or from German -in.

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There are 4 main definitions of -ine in English:

-ine4

Syllabification: -ine

suffix

2 Chemistry Forming names of alkaloids, halogens, amines, amino acids, and other substances: cocaine chlorine thymine

Origin

from French, from the Latin feminine form -ina.

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