Latin venēficus, from venēnum (“poison”).
venefic (comparative more venefic, superlative most venefic)
- (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.