a combining form meaning “making,” “producing,” “causing,” appearing in adjectives borrowed from Latin: frigorific; honorific; pacific; prolific.
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Origin of -fic
<Latin -ficus making, producing, equivalent to -fic- (combining form of facere to make) + -us adj. suffix; in some words replacing -fique<Middle French <Latin -ficus
Words nearby -fic
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British Dictionary definitions for -fic
suffix forming adjectives
causing, making, or producinghonorific
Word Origin for -fic
from Latin -ficus, from facere to do, make
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