venefic

venefic

(vɪˈnɛfɪk) ,

veneficious

or

veneficous

adj
obsolete having poisonous effects
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Absorbed very quickly, the venefic substance enters the blood stream and produces in its victim a frightening feeling of suffocation, accompanied by very real difficulties in breathing, convulsions, and an appalling sense of dread.
Maybrick, himself a murderer -- he fell victim to the venefic practices of his young wife -- is on the face of it an unlikely nomination for the role of Ripper, and I harbour grievous doubts in regard to the validity of his candidature.