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[Latin beneficus : bene, well; see benefaction + -ficus, -fic.]


a rare word for beneficent


(bəˈnɛf ɪk)

[1590–1600; < Latin beneficus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.benefic - exerting a favorable or beneficent influence; "a benefic star"; "a benefic force"
beneficent - doing or producing good; "the most beneficent regime in history"


References in classic literature ?
If we consider how much we are nature's, we need not be superstitious about towns, as if that terrific or benefic force did not find us there also, and fashion cities.
25 PER MIN VIRgO AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23 Jupiter, known as the greater benefic, has plans for you as he arrives on Tuesday for a year.
The general concept of trans fatty acids refers to a nonbeneficial effects on human health with blood lipid effects, inhibition of hepatic enzymes, challenge on fluidity of cell membrane, and arteriogenic potential, with exception of the endogenous precursor of CLA, the CLA and its isomers which have benefic effects related to immunoestimulating, antimutagenesis, and antioxidant activities (Ip, 1997).
Migration can be benefic for Romania, but on a determined period of time, coming home with precious information which can be benefic for the entire society, but, unfortunately, more and more Romanians choose to establish in a developed country and never come back.
Potential benefic of muscarinic M3 receptor selectivity.
If Jupiter, the so-called Greater Benefic, turns direct on the ascendant of a corporation's horoscope, will the corporation's stock price go up?
Recall Moses's benefic bronze serpent, nahas hannehoset (Num.
Such a scenario could not be, in my opinion, anything but benefic for a country like Romania.
11) Saturn's influence was indeed threatening for Dante in 1296 (the probable time of writing of the petrose), a potential disaster that needed to be inverted to Saturn's more benefic influence at the time of his birth in 1265: (12)
Two-Tier Store Brands: The Benefic Impact of a Value Brand on Perceptions of a Premium Brand.
I his happens particularly when evidence is translated into interventions that generate benefits for all who are involved in the health process; for example, in dealing with obesity, these interventions would benefic users, the health system, food producers, and others.
First, a study realized by Fuhr and Pociask released in October 2007 by the American Consumer Institute praises the benefic impact that a widely spread use of broadband could have on the environment by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.