Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-faction

Nouns of action or associated state.

[Latin facere, to do or make.]

English has adopted most words in this ending from Latin originals that already contain the root, such as benefaction, the making of a gift or donation (literally, ‘doing good to’, from Latin bene, well); satisfaction (Latin satisfacere, satisfy), fulfilment of one's wishes or expectations; stupefaction (Latin stupefacere, be amazed), the action or state of being stunned or insensible. Many have related verbs in -fy and adjectives in -facient.

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