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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


suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming nouns
indicating a state or qualityabsorbefacient; rubefacient

Word Origin for -facient

from Latin facient-, faciēns, present participle of facere to do
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Medical definitions for -facient


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