- any of a class of compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms with organic groups.
Origin of amine
- variant of amino- as final element of a compound word: Dramamine.
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Examples from the Web for amine
There is but one being in this world who has created an interest in this heart, Amine, and it is you.
“Then may its will be done,” replied Amine, rising from her seat.
For the last time, Amine, I will answer your question—it has to do with it; but now no more.
The priest quitted the room, and Amine and Philip were again alone.
No answer was made by Amine or Philip, who quitted the room together.
- an organic base formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia by organic groups
C19: from am (monium) + -ine ²
- indicating an aminehistamine; methylamine
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Word Origin and History for amine
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- 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of organic compounds of nitrogen that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by one or more hydrocarbon radicals.
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- 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group of organic compounds that may be considered derivatives of ammonia (NH3) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon radical. In aniline (C6H5NH2), for example, one hydrogen atom has been replaced by a phenyl group (C6H5).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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