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 (dē-ĭf′ĭk, dā-)
1. Making or tending to make divine.
2. Of or characterized by divine or godlike nature.

[Late Latin deificus : Latin deus, god; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficus, -fic.]


(diːˈɪfɪk; deɪ-) or


1. (Theology) making divine or exalting to the position of a god
2. divine or godlike
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Adj.1.deific - characterized by divine or godlike nature
immortal - not subject to death


Of, from, like, or being a god or God:
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Platonism established a deific image of a timeless world of mathematical forms which has been appropriated by physics and updated into a belief in the eternal status of the laws of nature.
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