de·if·ic (dē-ĭfĭk, 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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots + Latin -ficus, -fic.]
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