Word:

-ite

1.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.
2.A suffix used in naming minerals; as, chlorite, from its characteristic green color; barite, from its heaviness; graphite, from its use in writing.
3.(Chem.) 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.
Browse
-handled
-head
-hood
-ible
-ic
-ics
-ide
-in
-in-law
-ine
-ing
-ion
-ise
-ish
-ism
-ist
-- -ite --
-itis
-ive
-ize
-kin
-less
-let
-ling
-lite
-lith
-logy
-ly
-mancy
-meister
-ment
-mere
-meter
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home