venefical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin veneficus.

Adjective[edit]

venefical (comparative more venefical, superlative most venefical)

  1. Obsolete form of veneficial.
    Ben Jonson, 1616, The Masque of Queens, in The Workes of Benjamin Jonson, p.946: These witches [...] came forth from thence. [...] all with spindles, timbrels, rattles, or other veneficall instruments.