-ify


variant of -fy after a consonant: intensify.

Nearby words

  1. -ie,
  2. -iensis,
  3. -ier,
  4. -iferous,
  5. -iformes,
  6. -il,
  7. -ile,
  8. -ility,
  9. -im,
  10. -in

Origin of -ify

Middle English -ifien < Middle French -ifier < Latin -ificāre, equivalent to -i- -i- + -ficāre -fy

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British Dictionary definitions for -ify

-ify

suffix forming verbs

a variant of -fy intensify
Derived Forms-ification, suffix forming nouns

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Word Origin and History for -ify

-ify

variant of suffix -fy used with stem endings in -i.

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