maleficiate

1 of 2

adjective

obsolete
: placed under an evil spell
especially : made impotent by sorcery

maleficiate

2 of 2

transitive verb

-ed/-ing/-s
obsolete
: to put under an evil spell
especially : to make impotent by sorcery

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Medieval Latin maleficiatus, past participle of maleficiare to bewitch, injure, from Latin maleficium evil spell

Transitive verb

Medieval Latin maleficiatus, past participle of maleficiare

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“Maleficiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maleficiate. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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