a combining form meaning “lover of,” “enthusiast for” that specified by the initial element: Anglophile;bibliophile;demophile.
- Also -phil .
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How to use -phile in a sentence
They paid visits to the sacred island of Ebo opposite the town, and to the quarries of Phile, four miles away.The Cat of Bubastes | G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for -phile
indicating a person or thing having a fondness or preference for something specified: bibliophile; Francophile
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