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Webster 1913 Edition


-ite

-ite

.
[From Gr. [GREEK], [GREEK].]
1.
A suffix denoting
one of a party
, a
sympathizer with
or
adherent of
, and the like, and frequently used in ridicule;
as, a Miller
ite
; a Bentham
ite
.
2.
A suffix used in naming minerals;
as, chlor
ite
, from its characteristic green color; bar
ite
, from its heaviness; graph
ite
, from its use in writing.
3.
(Chem.)
A suffix used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end in -ous;
as, sulph
ite
, from sulphur
ous
; nitr
ite
, from nitr
ous
acid, etc.

Definition 2022


-ité

-ité

See also: ite, ITE, ʻite, -ite, and -īte

French

Suffix

-ité

  1. variant of -té, giving a quality or characteristic of an adjective; -ity

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:French_words_suffixed_with_-it%C3%A9'>French words suffixed with -ité</a>

Middle French

Suffix

-ité

  1. -ity

Old French

Suffix

-ité

  1. -ity