Damnific Dam*nif"ic, a. [L. damnificus; damnum damage, loss + facere to make. See {Damn}.] Procuring or causing loss; mischievous; injurious. [1913 Webster]

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  • damnific — adj. harmful; mischievous; injurious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • damnific — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Damnify — Dam ni*fy (d[a^]m n[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [LL. damnificare, fr. L. damnificus: cf. OF. damnefier. See {Damnific}.] To cause loss or damage to; to injure; to impair. [R.] [1913 Webster] This work will ask as many more officials to make expurgations… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • damnify — /dam neuh fuy /, v.t., damnified, damnifying. Law. to cause loss or damage to. [1505 15; < MF damnifier, OF < LL damnificare, deriv. of L damnific(us) harmful, equiv. to damn(um) damage + ificus (see I , FIC); see IFY] * * * …   Universalium

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