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a combining form meaning “lover of,” “enthusiast for” that specified by the initial element: Anglophile;bibliophile;demophile.

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Origin of -phile

From Latin -philus, -phila, from Greek -philos “dear, beloved” (occurring in proper names). Compare French -phile
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  • They paid visits to the sacred island of Ebo opposite the town, and to the quarries of Phile, four miles away.

British Dictionary definitions for -phile

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n combining form

indicating a person or thing having a fondness or preference for something specifiedbibliophile; Francophile
from Greek philos loving
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Medical definitions for -phile

-phile

suff.

One that loves or has a strong affinity or preference for:thermophile.
Loving; having a strong affinity or preference for:basophil.
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