What does -ite mean?

-ite in AZ Dictionary

(s) Native or citizen of: New Jerseyite.
(s) Descendant of: Levite.
(s) Adherent or follower of: Luddite.
A suffix denoting among a party, a sympathizer with or adherent of, and stuff like that, and often used in ridicule
A suffix found in naming minerals
A suffix accustomed denote the salts created from those acids whose names result in -ous
(n) In chem., a suffix made use of not only in the names of salts produced from sulphurous acid, as calcium sulphite, but in addition within the names of certain substances of the class of sugars, as mannite and dulcite, though these latter brands are now actually systematically made to end up in -ol (indicating substance reference to the alcohols), as mannitol and dulcitol; also employed without technical precision in names of pharmaceutical and commercial services and products, as glycerite, dynamite, vulcanite, etc.

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  • Cross Reference for "-ite"
    • English words suffixed with -ite
  • Form for "-ite"
    • unite, expedite, appetite, exquisite, erudite
  • Same Context for "-ite"
    • Sufi, monotheistic, rationalistic, time-honored, pharisaic
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