-facient


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

Nearby words

  1. -eum,
  2. -eur,
  3. -eus,
  4. -euse,
  5. -ey,
  6. -favoured,
  7. -fer,
  8. -ferous,
  9. -fest,
  10. -fex

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

indicating a state or qualityabsorbefacient; rubefacient

Word Origin for -facient

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

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Medicine definitions for -facient

-facient

suff.

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

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