-fic


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
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British Dictionary definitions for -fic

-fic

suffix forming adjectives

causing, making, or producinghonorific

Word Origin for -fic

from Latin -ficus, from facere to do, make
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