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Definition of -IN

What does -IN mean?


  1. [biochemistry] [Used, as a modification of -ine, to form the names of a variety of types of compound; examples include proteins (globulin), carbohydrates (dextrin), dyes (alizarin) and others (vanillin).]
  2. [Geordie] [Used to form the present participles of verbs.]
  3. [Geordie] [Used to form verbal nouns from verbs.]
  4. From a verb, forms a noun referring to an event where the verb's referent is done a lot.

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