Definition of factitive in English:

factitive

adjective

Linguistics
  • (of a verb) having a sense of causing a result and taking a complement as well as an object, as in he appointed me captain.

    • ‘"The boy popped the balloon," is factitive, because "balloon" is a factitive object, that is, an object changed by the verb "popped."’
    • ‘Dutch has two factitive verbs, vernieten and vernietigen, which both denote "destroy" and appear in the same range of uses and collocations.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin factitivus, formed irregularly from Latin factitare, frequentative of facere do, make.

Pronunciation:

factitive

/ˈfaktədiv/