Baneful Bane"ful, a. Having poisonous qualities; deadly; destructive; injurious; noxious; pernicious. ``Baneful hemlock.'' --Garth. ``Baneful wrath.'' --Chapman. [1913 Webster] -- {Bane"ful*ly}, adv. --{Bane"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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