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-facient

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  1. a combining form meaning “causing” or “inducing” that specified by the initial element: parturifacient; somnifacient.
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Origin of -facient

< Latin, stem of faciēns, present participle of facere to make, do
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British Dictionary definitions for -facient

-facient

suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming nouns
  1. indicating a state or qualityabsorbefacient; rubefacient
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Word Origin

from Latin facient-, faciēns, present participle of facere to do
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-facient in Medicine

-facient

suff.
  1. Causing; bringing about:somnifacient.
  2. Something that causes or brings about:abortifacient.
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