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efficacious


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Efficacious  \Ef`fi*ca"cious\,  a.  [L.  eficax  -acis,  fr 
  efficere  See  {Effect},  n.] 
  Possessing  the  quality  of  being  effective;  productive  of  or 
  powerful  to  produce,  the  effect  intended;  as  an  efficacious 
  law. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Effectual}.  --  {Ef`fi*ca"cious*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Ef`fi*ca"cious*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  efficacious 
  adj  1:  marked  by  qualities  giving  the  power  to  produce  an  intended 
  effect;  "written  propaganda  is  less  efficacious  than 
  the  habits  and  prejudices...of  the  readers"-Aldous 
  Huxley;  "the  medicine  is  efficacious  in  stopping  a 
  cough"  [ant:  {inefficacious}] 
  2:  producing  or  capable  of  producing  an  intended  result  or 
  having  a  striking  effect;  "an  air-cooled  motor  was  more 
  effective  than  a  witch's  broomstick  for  rapid 
  long-distance  transportation"-LewisMumford;  "effective 
  teaching  methods";  "effective  steps  toward  peace";  "made 
  an  effective  entrance";  "his  complaint  proved  to  be 
  effectual  in  bringing  action";  "an  efficacious  law"  [syn: 
  {effective},  {effectual}]  [ant:  {ineffective}] 




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