There are 2 definitions of -in in English:

-in1

suffix

Chemistry
  • Forming names of organic compounds, pharmaceutical products, proteins, etc.: insulin penicillin dioxin

Origin

alteration of -ine4.

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Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea

There are 2 definitions of -in in English:

-in2

combining form

  • Denoting a gathering of people having a common purpose, typically as a form of protest: sit-in sleep-in love-in

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