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suffix forming adjectives, —suffix forming nouns
indicating a state or quality: absorbefacient; rubefacient
[from Latin facient-, faciēns, present participle of facere to do]

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-facient suff.

  1. Causing; bringing about: somnifacient.

  2. Something that causes or brings about: abortifacient.

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