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[Latin beneficus : bene, well; see benefaction + -ficus, -fic.]
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a rare word for beneficent
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(bəˈnɛf ɪk)

[1590–1600; < Latin beneficus]
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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"
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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.
In the coming years, sales of tamanu oil will mainly be driven by significant growth in consumer base for organic products coupled with numerous evidence reporting the benefic effects of tamanu oil on biological activity related skin infections.
The viability of great amount of lactic acid bacteria in yoghurts has been correlated with several benefits for consumer's health, such as high lactose tolerance, intestinal microflora benefic balance, antimicrobial activity and immune system stimulation (BIROLLO et al., 2000).
Consecrated space may be benefic or perilous at the same time on account of the ambivalence of the sacred.
It should also be noted that work is one of the basic activities, necessary in the life of a healthy adult (physically, mentally and socially, as "health" is defined by the World Health Organization), with multiple benefic effects, not only the material ones, when conducted in a reasonable way.
This duality is benefic for Norbert Hanold who seemed at first to be lost to madness only to be recuperated at the end by his childhood friend, Zoe Bertgang, via the figure of Gradiva.
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Jupiter is known as the Greater Benefic, so as he's in Scorpio you might think you will be in with a chance to win the lottery, but his luck comes in his own way.
Understanding the inflammatory response helps rational therapeutic intervention in order to maximize benefic effects of inflammation in the healing of engineered tissue [2].
Although previous studies have acknowledged that physical exercise may be effective on systemic inflammation related to COPD, which specific types of exercise, duration, and intensity have greater benefic effect sizes is still unclear [8, 9].