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benefaction

ben·e·fac·tion

benefaction

pronunciation:
be n faek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a good deed to the benefit of a person or institution, often a charitable organization.
similar words:
benevolence, charity, philanthropy
definition 2: the benefit so conferred, esp. a donation to charity.
similar words:
alms, charity, philanthropy
Word Parts
The word benefaction contains the following part:
-ification, -efaction Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of making or becoming
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The suffix -ification , -efaction forms nouns from verbs ending in -ify, -efy, -fy. It is a compound of fac, fic, fec, fact, fect + -ion. The -fy and -efy forms become -efaction (stupefy, stupefaction ); -ify becomes -ification (magnify, magnification ).