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amine

[uh-meen, am-in] /əˈmin, ˈæm ɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
any of a class of compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms with organic groups.
Origin of amine
1860-1865
1860-65; am(monium) + -ine2
Related forms
aminic
[uh-mee-nik, uh-min-ik] /əˈmi nɪk, əˈmɪn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
aminity
[uh-min-i-tee] /əˈmɪn ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun

-amine

1.
variant of amino- as final element of a compound word:
Dramamine.
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  • Then squeezing the hand of amine, which he had not released, Schriften hastened out of the cabin.

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  • amine has exposed herself,” thought Philip, “and may be hurt.

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  • amine sat down opposite to him, and was silent during his repast.

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  • “I believed you when you said so to my father,” replied amine.

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  • As may be well imagined, in that quarter where they had last seen the raft with the isolated amine.

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  • amine also walked by the side of the vehicle, with her father.

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  • amine then descended to prepare breakfast, and Philip walked out for a few minutes.

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  • The priest quitted the room, and amine and Philip were again alone.

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  • Philip was soon dressed, and followed amine down into the parlour.

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  • “The priest is right, amine,” said Philip sitting down by her.

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British Dictionary definitions for amine

amine

/əˈmiːn; ˈæmɪn/
noun
1.
an organic base formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia by organic groups
Word Origin
C19: from am(monium) + -ine²

-amine

combining form
1.
indicating an amine: histamine, methylamine
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Word Origin and History for amine
n.

"compound in which one of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia is replaced by a hydrocarbon radical," 1863, from ammonia + chemical suffix -ine (2).

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amine in Medicine

amine a·mine (ə-mēn', ām'ēn)
n.
Any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by one or more hydrocarbon radicals.

-amine suff.
Amine: phenylamine.

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amine in Science
amine
  (ə-mēn', ām'ēn)   
Any of a group of organic compounds that may be considered derivatives of ammonia (NH3) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon radical. In aniline (C6H5NH2), for example, one hydrogen atom has been replaced by a phenyl group (C6H5). Amines are produced by the decay of organic matter.
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