Main definitions of -ane in English

: -ane1-ane2

-ane1

suffix

  • variant spelling of -an, usually with a distinction of sense (such as humane compared with human) but sometimes with no corresponding form in -an (such as mundane)

Main definitions of -ane in English

: -ane1-ane2

-ane2

suffix

Chemistry
  • Forming names of saturated hydrocarbons.

    ‘methane’
    ‘propane’

Origin

On the pattern of words such as -ene, -ine.