Etymology
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malefic (adj.)

"doing mischief, producing disaster or evil," 1650s, from Latin maleficus "wicked, vicious, criminal," from male "ill" (see mal-) + -ficus "making, doing," from combining form of facere "to make, do" (from PIE root *dhe- "to set, put"). Related: Malefical (1610s).

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Definitions of malefic

malefic (adj.)
having or exerting a malignant influence;
a malefic force
Synonyms: malevolent / malign / evil
From wordnet.princeton.edu