from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Production; making: petrifaction.
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- suffix production, process, making
Middle English -faccioun, from Old French -faction, from Latin -factiō, -factiōn-, from factus, past participle of facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)