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1. A suffix used to form a distinction of sense (germane; humane; urbane) but sometimes with no corresponding form in -an (mundane).

2. <chemistry> A suffix used to form names of saturated hydrocarbons (methane; propane).

Origin: on the pattern of -ene, -ine.

(06 Feb 2009)

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