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a combining form of nouns of action or state corresponding to verbs ending in -fy: deification; pacification.
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Origin of -fication

<Latin -ficātiōn- (stem of -ficātiō) a making, equivalent to -ficā(re) -fy + -tiōn--tion; in some words replacing Middle English -ficacioun<Anglo-French
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How to use -fication in a sentence

  • When in motion these boats are the personi-fication of grace, with their long prows and rounded poops.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • I loved him for nothing so much,' said Shenstone, 'as for his flocci-nauci-nihili-pili-fication of money.'

    The Age of Pope|John Dennis
  • We can also base a classi fication on the principle of meaning.

    The Science of Human Nature|William Henry Pyle
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