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 History of this Word

"ine" is from "inos" spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


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

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grammar is modifier

"-ine" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates chemical substance or mineral. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ine illustration I am looking for a crystalline quartz supplier.
-ine illustration The penicillin used several years ago was relatively impure and frequently reactions were due to impurities.