Ile

ile-

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

-ile

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

Word Origin for -ile

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

-ile

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

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ile in Medicine

Ile

abbr.
  1. isoleucine
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