variant of -fy after a consonant: intensify.

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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


suffix forming verbs

a variant of -fy intensify
Derived Forms-ification, suffix forming nouns
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Word Origin and History for -ify


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

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