Veneficial Ven`e*fi"cial, Veneficious Ven`e*fi"cious, a. Acting by poison; used in poisoning or in sorcery. [Obs.] ``An old veneficious practice.'' --Sir T. Browne. -- {Ven`e*fi"cious*ly}, adv. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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