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  • 161nullify — (v.) 1590s, from L.L. nullificare to esteem lightly, despise, lit. to make nothing, from L. nullus not any (see NULL (Cf. null)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Nullified; nullifying …

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  • 162office — (n.) mid 13c., a post, an employment to which certain duties are attached, from Anglo Fr. and O.Fr. office (12c. in Old French), from L. officium service, duty, function, business (in Ecclesiastical Latin, church service ), lit. work doing, from… …

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  • 163officinal — (adj.) kept in stock by a druggist, c.1720, from Fr. officinal, from M.L. officinalis, lit. of or belonging in an officina, a storeroom (of a monastery) for medicines and necessaries, in classical Latin workshop, laboratory, contraction of… …

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  • 164olfaction — (n.) noun of action from L. olfactus, pp. of olfacere to smell (trans.), from olere to emit a smell (see ODOR (Cf. odor)) + facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 165olfactory — (adj.) 1650s, from L. olfactorius, from olfactus, pp. of olfacere to get the smell of, sniff, from olere give off a smell of (see ODOR (Cf. odor)) + facere make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 166orifice — (n.) 1540s, from M.Fr. orifice the opening of a wound (14c.), from L. orificium an opening, lit. mouth making, from os (gen. oris) mouth (see ORAL (Cf. oral)) + facere make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 167pacific — (adj.) 1540s, tending to make peace, from M.Fr. pacifique, from L. pacificus peaceful, peace making, from pax (gen. pacis) peace + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Meaning peaceful, calm is first recorded 1630s. Pacifical …

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  • 168parenthesis — (n.) 1540s, words, clauses, etc. inserted into a sentence, from M.Fr. parenthèse, from L.L. parenthesis addition of a letter to a syllable in a word, from Gk. parenthesis, lit. a putting in beside, from parentithenai put in beside, from para… …

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  • 169perfect — (adj.) early 13c., from O.Fr. parfit (11c.), from L. perfectus completed, pp. of perficere accomplish, finish, complete, from per completely (see PER (Cf. per)) + facere to perform (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Often used in English as an… …

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  • 170petrify — 1590s, from M.Fr. pétrifier to make or become stone, from L. petra rock + ficare, from facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Metaphoric sense of paralyze with fear or shock first recorded 1771 …

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  • 171prefect — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. prefect (12c.), from L. praefectus public overseer, director, properly pp. of praeficere to put in front, to set over, put in authority, from prae in front, before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + root of facere (pp. factus) to… …

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  • 172proficiency — (n.) 1540s, probably from L. proficientem (nom. proficiens), prp. of proficere accomplish, make progress, be useful, from pro forward (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 173prolific — 1640s, from Fr. prolifique, from M.L. prolificus, from L. proles offspring + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). L. proles is from PIE *pro al , from *pro forth (see PRO (Cf …

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  • 174purify — c.1300, free from spiritual pollution, from O.Fr. purifier (12c.), from L. purificare to make pure, from purus pure (see PURE (Cf. pure)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Meaning free from extraneous matter is recorded… …

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  • 175putrefaction — c.1400, from O.Fr. putrefaction (14c.), from L. putrefactionem (nom. putrefactio), from putrefactus, pp. of putrefacere to make rotten, from putrere to be rotten (see PUTRID (Cf. putrid)) + facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf …

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  • 176putrefy — mid 15c., from Fr. putréfier, from L. putrefacere “to make rotten,” from putrere (see PUTRID (Cf. putrid)) + facere (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Putrefied …

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  • 177qualify — (v.) mid 15c., to invest with a quality, from M.L. qualificare attribute a quality to, from L. qualis of what sort (see QUALITY (Cf. quality)) + facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Sense of be fit for a job first appeared 1580s.… …

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  • 178quantify — (v.) c.1840, as a term in logic, from M.L. quantificare, from L. quantus how much + facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Literal sense of determine the quantity of, measure is from 1878. Related: Quantifiable; quantifiably …

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  • 179ramify — (v.) 1540s, branch out, from M.Fr. ramifier (early 14c.), from M.L. ramificare, from L. ramus branch (see RAMUS (Cf. ramus)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Ramified; ramifying …

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  • 180rarefy — late 14c., from O.Fr. rarefier (14c.), from M.L. rarificare, from L. rarefacere make rare, from rarus rare, thin (see RARE (Cf. rare) (1)) + facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Rarefied …

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