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marine

EN[məˈri:n] [-iːn]
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  • Marine is an umbrella term. As an adjective it is usually applicable to things relating to the sea or ocean, such as marine biology, marine ecology and marine geology.
  • Marine or marines may also refer to:
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    Definition of marine in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmarinesPREmari-SUF-ine
    1. (military, nautical) A soldier, normally a member of a marine corps, trained to serve on board or from a ship.
      1. He was a marine in World War II.
    2. (capitalised in the plural): A marine corps.
      1. He fought with the Marines in World War II.
    3. A painting representing some marine subject.
    4. AdjectiveCOMmore marineSUPmost marine
      1. Of, or pertaining to, the sea (marine biology, marine insurance.).
        1. Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field. Dr Mincer and Dr Amaral-Zettler found evidence of them on their marine plastic, too.
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The egg mass extracts of the marine gastropods Chicoreus virgineus, Chicoreus ramosus and Rapana rapiformis possess wide-spectrum antimicrofouling activity against 40 biofilm bacteria.
        • Similarly, marine sponge metabolite hymenialdisine was found to be a potent inhibitor of IL-2 and TNF-α production [48 ].
        • The young Marine was spoiling for a fight; he hoped to get some during his next tour of duty.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • This conflicts with the data on modern solanderiids, which are exclusively marine.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
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        1. fr marine
        2. en mariner
        3. fr mariner
        4. en marines
        5. fr marines
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        Grammatically, this word "marine" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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