factice

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

factice (uncountable)

  1. Vulcanized unsaturated vegetable or animal oil, used as a processing aid and property modifier in rubber.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin factīcius. Compare the inherited Old French form faitis as well as the doublet fétiche, borrowed from Portuguese.

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Adjective[edit]

factice m, f (plural factices)

  1. fake, artificial, false

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