-facient

-facient
comb. form forming adjectives and nouns indicating an action or state produced (abortifacient).
Etymology: from or after L - faciens -entis part. of facere make

* * *

\\|fāshənt\ adjective combining form
Etymology: Latin facient-, faciens, present participle of facere to do, make (as in calefacere to warm) — more at do, chafe

somnifacient

* * *

-facient /-fā-shənt/
combining form
1. Denoting: producing
2. Causing
3. Making
ORIGIN: L faciens, -entis, prp of facere to make

* * *

comb. form producing a specified action or state

abortifacient

Origin:
from Latin facient- ‘doing, making’

* * *

-facient
formative element repr. L. -facient-em ‘making’, pr. pple. of facĕre to make, occurring in compounds as calefacĕre, liquefacĕre, rubefacĕre, tepefacĕre, etc., from pr. pple. of which are adapted the Eng. calefacient, rubefacient, etc.; on the strict analogy of these are absorbefacient, and similar words not formed in L.; and in loose imitation abortifacient, calorifacient, etc., for which L. vbs. would have been in -ficāre, and adjs. in -ficus, calorific-us. Some pronounce (ˈfeɪʃənt), but (ˈfeɪʃɪənt) or (ˈfeɪʃjənt) is more usual.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • -facient — [fā′shənt] 〚< L faciens (gen. facientis), prp. of facere, to make, DO1〛 combining form forming adjectives making or causing to become [liquefacient] * * * facient suff. 1. Causing; bringing about …   Universalium

  • Facient — Fa cient, n. [L. faciens, entis, p. pr. of facere to make, do. See {Fact}.] 1. One who does anything, good or bad; a doer; an agent. [Obs.] Bp. Hacket. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) (a) One of the variables of a quantic as distinguished from a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -facient — [fā′shənt] [< L faciens (gen. facientis), prp. of facere, to make, DO1] combining form forming adjectives making or causing to become [liquefacient] …   English World dictionary

  • facient — Operator Op er*a tor, n. [L.] 1. One who, or that which, operates or produces an effect. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) One who performs some act upon the human body by means of the hand, or with instruments. [1913 Webster] 3. A dealer in stocks or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -facient — adjective combining form Etymology: Latin facient , faciens (as in calefacient , calefaciens making warm, present participle of calefacere to warm) making ; causing < somnifacient > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -facient — combining form producing a specified action or state: abortifacient. Origin from L. facient doing, making …   English new terms dictionary

  • facient — ˈfāshənt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin facient , faciens, present participle : one that does something : doer, agent …   Useful english dictionary

  • -facient — Causing; one who or that which brings about. [L. facio, to make] * * * suffix denoting causing or making. Example: abortifacient (causing abortion). * * * [L. faciens, present participle of facere to do, to make] a word termination meaning making …   Medical dictionary

  • -facient — fa·cient …   English syllables

  • facient — fa·cient …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”