venefic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin venēficus, from venēnum (poison).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

venefic (comparative more venefic, superlative most venefic)

  1. (archaic) poisonous; pertaining to poison or poisoning
    • 1857, Putnam's Monthly (page 411)
      Our attorney and Elder Noyse and many others talk of venefic and malignant particles, which shoot from the eyes of witches and enter the bodies of the afflicted.