There are 4 definitions of -ine in English:

-ine1

Pronunciation: /ʌɪn, ɪn, iːn/

suffix

  • 1(Forming adjectives) belonging to; resembling in nature: Alpine asinine canine
  • 2Forming adjectives from the names of genera (such as bovine from the genus Bos) or from the names of subfamilies (such as colubrine from the subfamily Colubrinae).

Origin

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

More definitions of -ine

Definition of -ine in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 4 definitions of -ine in English:

-ine2

suffix

  • Forming adjectives from the names of minerals, plants, etc.: crystalline hyacinthine

Origin

from Latin -inus, from Greek -inos.

More definitions of -ine

Definition of -ine in:

There are 4 definitions of -ine in English:

-ine3

Pronunciation: /ɪn, iːn/

suffix

  • Forming feminine nouns such as heroine, margravine.

Origin

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

More definitions of -ine

Definition of -ine in:

There are 4 definitions of -ine in English:

-ine4

Pronunciation: /iːn, ɪn/

suffix

  • 1Forming chiefly abstract nouns and diminutives such as doctrine, medicine, figurine.
  • 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.

More definitions of -ine

Definition of -ine in: