1》 (added to nouns) forming verbs denoting making or producing: speechify.
    ↘denoting transformation or the process of making into: petrify.
2》 forming verbs denoting the making of a state defined by an adjective: falsify.
3》 forming verbs expressing a causative sense: horrify.
from Fr. -fier, from L. -ficare, -facere, from facere 'do, make'.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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