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Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. illinium.
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IL

  1. Illinois (approved especially for use with zip code).
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il-1

  1. variant of in-2 (by assimilation) before l: illation.
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il-2

  1. variant of in-3 (by assimilation) before l: illogical.
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-il

  1. variant of -ile: civil.
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  • Having nothing to do, Il Conde came to see me off at the station.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • The occasional forms in 'er' and 'il' will have similar power (acer, basil).

  • "Il y a une réponse—there is an answer," said the messenger.

  • "Il vient," I repeated, thinking now that all the three had run mad.

    Simon Dale

    Anthony Hope

  • And who set fire to ze ship, s'il vous plait, when you refused?

    The Mask

    Arthur Hornblow


British Dictionary definitions for il

il

the internet domain name for
  1. Israel
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IL

abbreviation for
  1. Illinois
  2. Israel (international car registration)
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il-

prefix
  1. variant of in- 1, in- 2
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for il

il-

assimilated form of Latin prefix in- used with words beginning in l-; see in-.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

il in Medicine

IL

abbr.
  1. interleukin
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