-fer, -ferous

(Latin: to bear, to carry; to produce; to bring)

referral (s) (noun), referrals )pl)
1. The act of directing an individual to another place or person for treatment, help, or advice, etc.: Ted's doctor was making a referral to the cardiologist, Dr. Thomas, for more specialized treatment.
2. An individual who has been directed to a more appropriate service, etc.: Dr. Williams, the eye specialist, was accepting new referrals until the end of the month.
referred (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Pertaining to something that is indicated as an example of another item or activity: A referred pain is felt at a location other than where the stimulus originates; for example, a referred pain can be one that is brought on by a heart attack, where the pain is often felt in the neck, shoulders, and/or back rather than in the chest where the injury takes place.
2. Etymology: from Classical Latin referre ; from re- "back" + ferre, "to bear" or "to carry".
sanguiferous (adjective) (not comparable)
Conveying, or circulating, blood, as the circulatory organs: There are sanguiferous vessels, including the arteries, veins, and capillaries in Jane's body, just like the bodies of all humans and other creatures.
somniferous (adjective), more somniferous, most somniferous
Pertaining to something that causes sleepiness or drowsiness: The textbook which Beatrice was reading was having a somniferous effect on her as indicated by the fact that her eyes kept drooping shut.

Janet realized that she had to stop working on her computer project and have a nap because of the somniferous feelings that she was experiencing.

A reference to causing someone to sleep.
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Making someone sleep because of boredom.
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Inducing or causing someone to go to sleep.
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suffer (verb), suffers; suffered; suffering
To undergo or to experience unfortunate circumstances; such as, pain, loss, etc.: Mary's aunt suffers significantly from a damaged nerve in her right hand.

The children appeared to be very sad because they suffered the loss of Sammy, their pet gold fish.

sufferable (adjective), more sufferable, most sufferable
Descriptive of an experience or an event that must be accepted and borne as best as one can: In her conversation with her cousin, Helen described the most sufferable experience of her youth, the day she fell into the swimming pool with all of her clothes on when all of her friends were watching.
sufferably (adverb), more sufferably, most sufferably
Descriptive of how a person's conduct can be tolerated or endured, even with difficulty: The doorman's impolite behavior towards Mr. and Mrs. Dawson, when they went into the museum, was sufferably unpleasant.
sufferance (s) (noun), sufferances (pl)
A process of doing something even when it is allowed to be done by anyone who really doesn't want it to happen: When Jim was permitted by his parents to play his loud music late at night on sufferance, his parents often could not tolerate it for very long; so, before very long, they made him stop and get ready for bed.
Tolerance of something that is not liked or wanted.
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The strength or ability to endure and to consent to something that is difficult to live with.
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sufferer (s) (noun), sufferers (pl)
An individual who lives with pain, great discomfort in body or mind, or who is in an unbearable physical condition: The Book of Martyrs is filled with stories of sufferers who died because of what they believed.

Ever since he was born, Jasper has been a sufferer of a physical condition which made it impossible for him to hear anything.

suffering (adjective), more suffering, most suffering
1. Descriptive or characterized by being troubled, unhappy, or in constant pain or discomfort: Zed was often confined to his bed; especially, during hot summer days which were his most suffering times.
2. To experience something that is unpleasant; such as, defeat, destruction, or loss: These days, so many people are facing more suffering conditions because of the wars that are taking place or as a result of terrible weather situations involving flooding or a lack of sufficient rain.
transfer (s) (noun), transfers (pl)
1. The act or process of moving an object or an individual from one place to a different location: As he prepared to retire as president of the company, Mr. Jeeter was able to arrange a transfer for his long-time secretary to a different office in the same building.

The transfer of Jim's data from his computer to his internet service provider was delayed because of a power outage caused by a severe storm.

A transfer of passengers from the aircraft to the terminal could not take place until the bus arrived to pick them up.

2. Tickets that allow customers who pay their fares to move from one vehicle to another one until they reach their destinations: Many passengers, including Carol and her friend Elaine, obtain transfers every day so they can change from the subway to the buses without having to pay an extra fare to go to work, shopping, etc.; then later, with another paid fare, they will get another transfer, so they can return to their homes after they have completed their objectives.
transfer (verb), transfers; transferred; transferring
1. To move, to change, to displace, or to leave: It broke Sally's heart to realize that Jack was transferring his "undying affection" from her to Kitty, her best friend.
2. To use something; such as, an idea, a skill, etc. for a different or new purpose: Fortunately, Sam was able to transfer his organizational experiences and ideas to his new job.
3. To change from one form of transportation to another one while traveling: In addition to the passengers, Sandy and Leo were transferred from one aircraft to a different one because the first one had a flat tire.
transferable (adjective), more transferable, most transferable
Capable of or being able to move someone or something from one place to another one: Helen's more transferable assets, such as her jewelry, were put into the bank vault, and her larger properties were sold at an auction. 
transferal (s) (noun), transferals (pl)
The change or movement of something from one location or ownership to different one: The lawyers arranged the transferal of property ownership from Jake's brother to his brother's wife.
transferee (s) (noun), transferees (pl)
1. Individuals who move from one location to a different one: The supervisor, Mrs. Jenkins, convened a meeting of the staff to introduce the two new transferees to the department.
2. A person who is in receipt of property through a legal process: Doris was named the transferee in her parents' will.

Cross references of word families related to "bear, carry, bring": duc-; ger-; later-, -lation; phoro-; port-.