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  • English Word -ias Definition of Pathopoela
  • English Word -ible Definition See -able.
  • English Word -ic Definition A suffix signifying, in general, relating to, or characteristic of; as, historic, hygienic, telegraphic, etc.
  • English Word -ic Definition A suffix, denoting that the element indicated enters into certain compounds with its highest valence, or with a valence relatively higher than in compounds where the name of the element ends in -ous; as, ferric, sulphuric. It is also used in the general sense of pertaining to; as, hydric, sodic, calcic.
  • English Word -ical Definition Alt. of ical
  • English Word -ical Definition See Stratographic.
  • English Word -ics Definition A suffix used in forming the names of certain sciences, systems, etc., as acoustics, mathematics, dynamics, statistics, politics, athletics.
  • English Word -ide Definition A suffix used to denote: (a) The nonmetallic, or negative, element or radical in a binary compound; as, oxide, sulphide, chloride. (b) A compound which is an anhydride; as, glycolide, phthalide. (c) Any one of a series of derivatives; as, indogenide, glucoside, etc.
  • English Word -ies Definition of Boothy
  • English Word -ies Definition of Phalanstery
  • English Word -ies Definition of Seigniory
  • English Word -ies Definition of Smithery
  • English Word -in Definition A suffix. See the Note under -ine.
  • English Word -ine Definition A suffix, indicating that those substances of whose names it is a part are basic, and alkaloidal in their nature.
  • English Word -ine Definition A suffix, used to indicate hydrocarbons of the second degree of unsaturation; i. e., members of the acetyline series; as, hexine, heptine, etc.
  • English Word -ing Definition A suffix used to from present participles; as, singing, playing.
  • English Word -ing Definition A suffix used to form nouns from verbs, and signifying the act of; the result of the act; as, riding, dying, feeling. It has also a secondary collective force; as, shipping, clothing.
  • English Word -ing Definition A suffix formerly used to form diminutives; as, lording, farthing.
  • English Word -ion Definition A noun suffix denoting act, process, result of an act or a process, thing acted upon, state, or condition; as, revolution, the act or process of revolving; construction, the act or process of constructing; a thing constructed; dominion, territory ruled over; subjection, state of being subject; dejection; abstraction.
  • English Word -ise Definition See -ize.
  • English Word -ish Definition A suffix used to from adjectives from nouns and from adjectives. It denotes relation, resemblance, similarity, and sometimes has a diminutive force; as, selfish, boyish, brutish; whitish, somewhat white.
  • English Word -ish Definition A verb ending, originally appearing in certain verbs of French origin; as, abolish, cherish, finish, furnish, garnish, impoverish.
  • English Word -ism Definition A suffix indicating an act, a process, the result of an act or a process, a state; also, a characteristic (as a theory, doctrine, idiom, etc.); as, baptism, galvanism, organism, hypnotism, socialism, sensualism, Anglicism.
  • English Word -ist Definition A noun suffix denoting an agent, or doer, one who practices, a believer in; as, theorist, one who theorizes; socialist, one who holds to socialism; sensualist, one given to sensuality.
  • English Word -ite Definition A suffix denoting one of a party, a sympathizer with or adherent of, and the like, and frequently used in ridicule; as, a Millerite; a Benthamite.
  • English Word -ite Definition A suffix used in naming minerals; as, chlorite, from its characteristic green color; barite, from its heaviness; graphite, from its use in writing.
  • English Word -ite Definition A suffix used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end in -ous; as, sulphite, from sulphurous; nitrite, from nitrous acid, etc.
  • English Word -itis Definition A suffix used in medical terms to denote an inflammatory disease of; as, arthritis; bronchitis, phrenitis.
  • English Word -ive Definition An adjective suffix signifying relating or belonging to, of the nature of, tending to; as affirmative, active, conclusive, corrective, diminutive.
  • English Word -ize Definition A verb suffix signifying to make, to do, to practice; as apologize, baptize, theorize, tyrannize.