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The dict-ified word of the day is efficacious

| source : 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. | source : 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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