EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Chemistry any of a class of compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms with organic groups. Related forms a·min·ic , [ uh- mee-nik, uh- min-ik] /əˈmi nɪk, əˈmɪn ɪk/ adjective a·min·i·ty , [ uh- min-i-tee] /əˈmɪn ɪ ti/ noun variant of amino- as final element of a compound word: Dramamine.
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Examples from the Web for amine Historical Examples of amine
There is but one being in this world who has created an interest in this heart,
Amine, and it is you.
“Then may its will be done,” replied
Amine, rising from her seat.
For the last time,
Amine, I will answer your question—it has to do with it; but now no more.
The priest quitted the room, and
Amine and Philip were again alone.
No answer was made by
Amine or Philip, who quitted the room together. British Dictionary definitions for amine noun an organic base formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia by organic groups Word Origin for amine
am ( monium) + -ine ² n combining form indicating an amine histamine; methylamine
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Word Origin and History for amine n.
"compound in which one of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia is replaced by a hydrocarbon radical," 1863, from
ammonia + chemical suffix -ine (2).
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n. Any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by one or more hydrocarbon radicals.
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Any of a group of organic compounds that may be considered derivatives of ammonia (NH 3) in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon radical. In aniline (C 6H 5NH 2), for example, one hydrogen atom has been replaced by a phenyl group (C 6H 5). Amines are produced by the decay of organic matter.
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