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I'm looking for the antonym of -cide (as in suicide, pesticide, etc.). Essentially the ending to words that would mean "to create or embrace".

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Thanks all - these are great! –  user36415 Jan 29 '13 at 0:12
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The suffix -genesis can be added to connote creation. Wiktionary has a list of words ending in -genesis.

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Thank you! These are great. Much appreciated –  user36415 Jan 29 '13 at 0:11
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In the biomedical field, we add the adjective suffix /-genic/ and the noun suffix /-genesis/ to words to indicate creation, e.g., oncogenic/oncogenesis, tumorigenic/tumorigenesis, etc.

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"To embrace" may be handled with the suffix "-philia" or "-philic", which means "attracted to".

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