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 History of this Word

"lite" is from "lithos" (stone) 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,
megalith
batholith
lepidolite
mullite

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-lite" is a type of suffix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

-lite illustration To get halite/salt to precipitate requires that the solution be saturated or nearly so.
-lite illustration Can anyone advise me of a source of ground cryolite powder?