-fic

-fic

a combining form meaning “making,” “producing,” “causing,” appearing in adjectives borrowed from Latin: frigorific; honorific; pacific; prolific.

Origin:
< Latin -ficus making, producing, equivalent to -fic- (combining form of facere to make) + -us adj. suffix; in some words replacing -fique < Middle French < Latin -ficus

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-fic
 
suffix forming adjectives
causing, making, or producing: honorific
 
[from Latin -ficus, from facere to do, make]

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