Other definitions for ile- (2 of 3)


  1. variant of ileo- before a vowel: ileac.

Other definitions for -ile (3 of 3)


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

Origin of -ile

From the Latin word -ilis, -īlis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for -ile


suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming nouns
  1. indicating capability, liability, or a relationship with something: agile; fragile; juvenile

Origin of -ile

via French from Latin or directly from Latin -ilis

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