è presente in verbi transitivi denominali e deaggettivali di origine latina o formati in analogia su tale modello che esprimono i valori di fare, rendere, fabbricare, produrre: acidificare, dolcificare, intensificare, pianificare, saponificare, tonificare, umidificare
ETIMO: dal segmento lat. -ĭfĭcāre in verbi come amplificāre "ampliare", beatificare "beatificare".

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  • -fier — ♦ Groupe suffixal, du lat. ficare, de facere « faire », servant à former des verbes, et signifiant « rendre, transformer en » : bêtifier, statufier. fier Suffixe verbal, du lat. ficare, de facere, faire . ⇒ (I)FIER, ( FIER, IFIER), suff. Suff.,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • -ify — əˌfī verb suffix ( ed/ ing/ es) Etymology: Middle English ifien, from Old French ifier, from Latin ificare, from i + ficare fy : fy * * * var. of fy after a consonant: intensify. [ME ifien < MF ifier < L ificare, equiv. to i I + ficare …   Useful english dictionary

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