Is "Sufficive/suffisive" A Word And If Not Why Not?

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Anonymous answered
Sufficive is not a word. People use this non-word in the phrase "sufficive to say" when they've actually misheard the correct phrase, which is "suffice it to say."
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John
John commented
Would it not be a combination/version of the word/words sufficient,suffice.. To suffice to be just enough to fill the need. Just thinking about the recognised,recognized usage of this word. : )
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greg c answered
I have several online dictionary sources I use. I checked all of them and others as well. Sorry, couldn't find it with either spelling. THEE dictionary is, of course, the OED (Oxford English Dictionary), however I refuse to pay the exorbitant fee to join or the hundreds of dollars to purchase the multi-volume set. That would probably be your best bet to see if it's ever been used before.
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John
John commented
I know people use the word all the time but i could not find it either...seems odd they will use street slang in the new dictionaries but words that are actually derived from words recognized and used from original root words are not ...maybe i should ask that question for my next question...
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Sufficient should suffice when an adjective is needed.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Well www.wiktionary.org does not recognize it, but, that is only one dictionary site, there are many out there, and I am sure it is listed in one of them, but I am not in the hunting mood right now. Lol Got to get busy packing and finding out how much a storage thing is going to set me back. Then I will get that taken care of then hunt, like for eggs, lol, just kidding.
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Lauren Usry answered
I would think it's a word. I use it in everyday life. If it's not then shame on Webster's Dictionary. I like the sound of it. It's quite sufficive:)
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Jo W. answered
Hi!  I hope this helps; it's straight from Miriam Webster's.    Main Entry:  suf·fuse    Pronunciation:  www.m-w.com/mwref">sə-ˈfyüz   Function: www.m-w.com/mwref">transitive verb      Inflected Form(s):  suf·fused; suf·fus·ing  Etymology:  Latin www.m-w.com/mwref">suffusus, past participle of www.m-w.com/mwref">suffundere, literally, to pour beneath, from www.m-w.com/mwref">sub- + www.m-w.com/mwref">fundere to pour      Date: 1590   

www.m-w.com/mwref">: to spread over or through in the manner of fluid or light : flush, fill <the northern horizon was suffused with a deep red glow — P. M. Leschak> 

www.m-w.com/mwref">synonyms see infuse

 

suf·fu·sion  -ˈfyü-zhən noun

 

suf·fu·sive  -ˈfyü-siv, -ziv adjective

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