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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Word Origin and History for -fication


word-forming element meaning "a making or causing," from Latin -ficationem (nominative -ficatio), ultimately from facere "to make, do" (see factitious).

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