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-ine 1

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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-ine 2

suffix

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

Origin

From Latin -inus, from Greek -inos.

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-ine 3

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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-ine 4

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.

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