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Language: Old French
Origin: -ique, from Latin -icus

-ic

suffix
     
-ic
1 [in adjectives] of, like, or related to a particular thing:
photographic (=of photography)
an alcoholic drink (=containing alcohol)
polysyllabic (=containing several syllables)
pelvic (=of the pelvis)
Byronic (=like or connected with the poet Byron)
2 [in nouns] someone who is affected by a particular unusual condition, a mental illness for example:
an alcoholic (=someone who cannot stop drinking alcohol)
-ically [in adverbs]
photographically

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