-facient


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-facient

suff.
1. Causing; bringing about: somnifacient.
2. Something that causes or brings about: abortifacient.

[From Latin faciēns, facient-, present participle of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

-facient

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

-facient

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a combining form meaning “causing,” “inducing” that specified by the initial element: parturifacient; somnifacient.
[< Latin, s. of faciēns, present participle of facere to make, do1]