-pitoinen

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Finnish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-pitoinen  (comparative -pitoisempi, superlative -pitoisin)

  1. When combined with a term that refers to a non-food material, containing or -bearing (including as a part). Sometimes the English equivalent is a substance-specific adjective (e.g. rautapitoinen = ferrous).
    rautapitoinen
    containing iron
    ferrous
    öljypitoinen liuske
    oil-bearing shale
    rikkipitoinen
    sulfurous
  2. When combined with other nouns, the resulting adjective usually indicates a relatively large share. The translation into English varies, and one may have to think through synonyms.
    huumoripitoinen
    entertaining, humorous
    asiapitoinen
    informative
    musiikkipitoinen
    containing a lot of music
    rasvapitoinen
    rich in fat

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Usage notes[edit]

-pitoinen is never used alone, and it can be combined with any noun referring to a material to indicate that this material is a component or is combined with another material.