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-fic

1.
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
1.
causing, making, or producing honorific
Word Origin
from Latin -ficus, from facere to do, make
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