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ile-

1.
variant of ileo- before a vowel:
ileac.

-ile

1.
a suffix of adjectives expressing capability, susceptibility, liability, aptitude, etc.:
agile; docile; ductile; fragile; prehensile; volatile.
Also, -il.
Origin
< Latin -ilis, -īlis

Ile

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British Dictionary definitions for ile

-ile

suffix, suffix
1.
indicating capability, liability, or a relationship with something: agile, fragile, juvenile
Word Origin
via French from Latin or directly from Latin -ilis
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-ile

suffix denoting ability, capacity, from French -il or directly from Latin -ilis.

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ile in Medicine

Ile abbr.
isoleucine

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