fac-, facil-, fact-, feas-, -feat, -fect, -feit, -facient, -faction, -fic-, -fy, -ficate, -fication
(Latin: to make, to do, to build, to cause, to produce; forming, shaping)
2. Frightening or intimidating.
2. The testimony given.
3. A fact or object; such as, a document, etc.; serving as evidence or proof.
2. To bear witness; to give evidence as a witness; to make a solemn declaration, under oath or affirmation, in a judicial inquiry, for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact.
2. An expression of the effect of temperature on the rate of plant growth; assuming other condition are satisfactory.
3. The ratio of the amount of work performed by a heat engine in one cycle to the amount of thermal energy input required to operate the engine over one cycle; a measure of the efficiency of converting a fuel to energy and useful work.
2. The process of drying by exposure to heat or fire.
3. In pharmacy, the drying or roasting of drugs on a metalline plate, placed over or close to coals of fire, until they become friable to the fingers (easily crumbled or pulverized or reduced to powder), or until some other desired effect is produced.
Astringency is the taste experience that takes place when a substance causes the mouth to pucker.
2. To dry or to roast by direct exposure to fire or to other sources of heat; to parch.
3. To dry or to parch; such as, drugs on a metallic plate until they are reduced to the condition desired.
4. Etymology: from French torréfier, from Latin torrefacere, which came from torrere, "to dry, to parch" + facere, "to make".
2. A process of charge separation that involves the rubbing together of dissimilar material surfaces; such as, blowing dust which may charge fences and other metallic objects to such an extent that slight shocks are felt when touched.
The triboelectric series is a classification scheme for the ordering of the tendency for positive charge acquisition in rubbing. The detailed physical mechanism in triboelectrification is a long unsolved problem.
2. The organic process whereby tissues become swollen by the accumulation of fluid within them.