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 History of this Word

"ene" is from "ene" (origin or source) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

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

More words with this suffix,
methylene
neoprene
acetylene
naphthene

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ene" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates an unsaturated organic compound. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ene illustration Benzene is used in the manufacture of a large number of chemicals that contribute to the production of plastics.
-ene illustration As they approach maturity, many fruits release ethylene.