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 History of this Word

"caine" is from "cocaine" spoken in France

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
eucaine
lidocaine
procaine
tetracaine

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-caine" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending used to form a name of a kind of anesthetic. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-caine illustration Cocaine users most often inhale the powder sharply through the nose, where it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.
-caine illustration Benzocaine may be absorbed through the skin of young children and cause unwanted effects.