- aff. an adjective-forming suffix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, with the sense “obtained by, produced by” the action of the base verb (fictile; textile) or “characterized by” the action of the base verbmissile; motile; sessile; versatile[/ex]esp. in later formations identical in sense with -ile Iductile; erectile[/ex]•Etymology: < L-tilis;
From formal English to slang. 2014.