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-ile

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

Origin of -ile

From the Latin word -ilis, -īlis
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British Dictionary definitions for -ile

-ile

suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming nouns
  1. indicating capability, liability, or a relationship with somethingagile; fragile; juvenile
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Word Origin

via French from Latin or directly from Latin -ilis
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Word Origin and History for -ile

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

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