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a suffix of adjectives expressing capability, susceptibility, liability, aptitude, etc.:
agile; docile; ductile; fragile; prehensile; volatile.
Also, -il.
Origin of -ile
From the Latin word -ilis, -īlis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -ile


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

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