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Meaning of EFFICACIOUS

Pronunciation:  `efu'keyshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  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"
 

EFFICACIOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: effective, effectual, hard-hitting, impelling, impressive, rough-and-ready, telling, trenchant
 
 Antonyms: ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, uneffective
 
 See Also: efficacious, efficient, potent, powerful, strong, useful, utile

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Having the ability or power to produce a desired effect.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: able, active, adequate, authoritative, capable, charismatic, charming, competent, consequential, effective, effectual, efficient, enchanting, equal to, estimable, functional, go, important, influential, magnetic, momentous, operational, operative, personable, persuasive, potent, powerful, practical, prestigious, productive, proficient, puissant, reputable, serviceable, strong, suasive, substantial, successful, telling, up to, useful, virtuous, weighty, winning
 

 

 

 

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