Effectualness Ef·fec"tu·al·ness noun The quality of being effectual.
Effectuate Ef·fec"tu·ate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Effectuated
; present participle & verbal noun Effectuating
.] [ Confer French effectuer
. See Effect
& transitive verb
] To bring to pass; to effect; to achieve; to accomplish; to fulfill.
A fit instrument to effectuate his desire. Sir P. Sidney.
In order to effectuate the thorough reform. G. T. Curtis.
Effectuation Ef·fec`tu·a"tion noun Act of effectuating.
Effectuose, Effectuous Ef·fec"tu·ose`, Ef·fec"tu·ous adjective Effective. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Effectuously Ef·fec"tu·ous·ly adverb Effectively. [ Obsolete]
Effeminacy Ef·fem"i·na·cy noun
; plural Effeminacies
. [ From Effeminate
.] Characteristic quality of a woman, such as softness, luxuriousness, delicacy, or weakness, which is unbecoming a man; womanish delicacy or softness; -- used reproachfully of men. Milton.
Effeminate Ef·fem"i·nate adjective
[ Latin effeminatus
, past participle of effeminare
to make a woman of; ex
out + femina
a woman. See Feminine
] 1. Having some characteristic of a woman, as delicacy, luxuriousness, etc.; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; womanish; weak.
The king, by his voluptuous life and mean marriage, became effeminate , and less sensible of honor. Bacon.
An effeminate and unmanly foppery. Bp. Hurd. 2. Womanlike; womanly; tender; -- in a good sense.
Gentle, kind, effeminate remorse. Shak.
are generally used in a reproachful sense; feminine
, applied to women, are epithets of propriety or commendation.
Effeminate Ef·fem"i·nate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Effeminated
; present participle & verbal noun Effeminating
.] To make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken.
It will not corrupt or effeminate children's minds. Locke.
Effeminate Ef·fem"i·nate intransitive verb To grow womanish or weak.
In a slothful peace both courage will effeminate and manners corrupt. Pope.
Effeminately Ef·fem"i·nate·ly adverb 1. In an effeminate or womanish manner; weakly; softly; delicately. "Proud and effeminately gay." Fawkes. 2. By means of a woman; by the power or art of a woman. [ R.] " Effeminately vanquished." Milton.
Effeminateness Ef·fem"i·nate·ness noun The state of being effeminate; unmanly softness. Fuller.
Effemination Ef·fem`i·na"tion noun [ Latin effeminatio .] Effeminacy; womanishness. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Effeminize Ef·fem"i·nize transitive verb To make effeminate. [ Obsolete]
Effendi Ef·fen"di noun [ Turk. efendi , from Modern Greek ..., from Greek ... a chief. See Authentic .] Master; sir; -- a title of a Turkish state official and man of learning, especially one learned in the law.
Effendi Ef·fen"di noun , [ Turk. efendi , from Modern Greek ..., from Greek ... a chief. See Authentic .] Master; sir; -- a Turkish title of respect, applied esp. to a state official or man of learning, as one learned in the law, but often simply as the courtesy title of a gentleman.
Efferent Ef"fe·rent adjective [ Latin efferens , -entis , present participle of effere to bear out; ex out + ferre to bear.] (Physiol.) (a) Conveying outward, or discharging; -- applied to certain blood vessels, lymphatics, nerves, etc. (b) Conveyed outward; as, efferent impulses, i. e. , such as are conveyed by the motor or efferent nerves from the central nervous organ outwards; -- opposed to afferent .
Efferent Ef"fe·rent noun An efferent duct or stream.
Efferous Ef"fer·ous adjective [ Latin efferus savage; ex (intens.) + ferus wild.] Like a wild beast; fierce. [ Obsolete]
Effervesce Ef`fer·vesce" intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Effervesced ; present participle & verbal noun Effervescing .] [ Latin effervescere ; ex + fervescere to begin boiling, incho., from fervere to boil. See Fervent .] 1. To be in a state of natural ebullition; to bubble and hiss, as fermenting liquors, or any fluid, when some part escapes in a gaseous form. 2. To exhibit, in lively natural expression, feelings that can not be repressed or concealed; as, to effervesce with joy or merriment.
Effervescence, Effervescency Ef`fer·ves"cence, Ef`fer·ves"cen·cy noun [ Confer French effervescence .] A kind of natural ebullition; that commotion of a fluid which takes place when some part of the mass flies off in a gaseous form, producing innumerable small bubbles; as, the effervescence of a carbonate with citric acid.
Effervescent Ef`fer·ves"cent adjective [ Latin effervescences , present participle of effervescere : confer French effervescent .] Gently boiling or bubbling, by means of the disengagement of gas
Effervescible Ef`fer·ves"ci·ble adjective Capable of effervescing.
Effervescive Ef`fer·ves"cive adjective Tending to produce effervescence. "An effervescive force." Hickok.
Effet Ef"fet noun [ See Eft , noun ] (Zoology) The common newt; -- called also asker , eft , evat , and ewt .
Effete Ef·fete" adjective
[ Latin effetus
that has brought forth, exhausted; ex
that has brought forth. See Fetus
.] No longer capable of producing young, as an animal, or fruit, as the earth; hence, worn out with age; exhausted of energy; incapable of efficient action; no longer productive; barren; sterile.
Effete results from virile efforts. Mrs. Browning
If they find the old governments effete , worn out, . . . they may seek new ones. Burke.
Efficacious Ef`fi·ca"cious adjective [ Latin eficax , -acis , from efficere . See Effect , noun ] 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 , adverb -- Ef`fi*ca"cious*ness , noun
Efficacity Ef`fi·cac"i·ty noun [ Latin efficacitas : confer French efficacité .] Efficacy. [ R.] J. Fryth.
Efficacy Ef"fi·ca·cy noun [ Latin efficacia , from efficax . See Efficacious .] Power to produce effects; operation or energy of an agent or force; production of the effect intended; as, the efficacy of medicine in counteracting disease; the efficacy of prayer. "Of noxious efficacy ." Milton. Syn. -- Virtue; force; energy; potency; efficiency.
Efficience, Efficiency Ef·fi"cience, Ef·fi"cien·cy noun
[ Latin efficientia
.] 1. The quality of being efficient or producing an effect or effects; efficient power; effectual agency.
The manner of this divine efficiency being far above us. Hooker. 2. (Mech.) The ratio of useful work to energy expended. Rankine. Efficiency of a heat engine
, the ratio of the work done by an engine, to the work due to the heat supplied to it.
[ Latin efficiens
, present participle of efficere
to effect: confer French efficient
. See Effect
] Causing effects; producing results; that makes the effect to be what it is; actively operative; not inactive, slack, or incapable; characterized by energetic and useful activity; as, an efficient officer, power.
The efficient cause is the working cause. Wilson. Syn.
-- Effective; effectual; competent; able; capable; material; potent.
Efficient Ef·fi"cient noun An efficient cause; a prime mover.
God . . . moveth mere natural agents as an efficient only. Hooker.
Efficiently Ef·fi"cient·ly adverb With effect; effectively.
Effierce Ef·fierce" transitive verb [ Prefix ex- (intens.) + fierce .] To make fierce. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Effigial Ef·fig"i·al adjective Relating to an effigy.
Effigiate Ef·fig"i·ate transitive verb
[ Latin effigiatus
, past participle of effigiare
to form, from effigies
. See Effigy
.] To form as an effigy; hence, to fashion; to adapt.
[ He must] effigiate and conform himself to those circumstances. Jer. Taylor.
Effigiation Ef·fig`i·a"tion noun [ Confer Late Latin effigiatio .] The act of forming in resemblance; an effigy. Fuller.
Effigies Ef·fig"i·es noun [ Latin ] See Effigy . Dryden.
Effigy Ef"fi·gy noun
; plural Effigies
. [ Latin effigies
, from effingere
to form, fashion; ex
to form, shape, devise. See Feign
.] The image, likeness, or representation of a person, whether a full figure, or a part; an imitative figure; -- commonly applied to sculptured likenesses, as those on monuments, or to those of the heads of princes on coins and medals, sometimes applied to portraits. To burn
, or To hang
, in effigy
, to burn or to hang an image or picture of a person, as a token of public odium.
Efflagitate Ef·flag"i·tate transitive verb [ Latin efflagitatus , past participle of efflagitare .] To ask urgently. [ Obsolete] Cockeram.
Efflate Ef·flate" transitive verb [ Latin efflatus , past participle of efflare to blow or breathe out; ex + flare to blow.] To fill with breath; to puff up. Sir T. Herbert.
Efflation Ef·fla"tion noun The act of filling with wind; a breathing or puffing out; a puff, as of wind.
A soft efflation of celestial fire. Parnell.
Effloresce Ef`flo·resce" intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Effloresced ; present participle & verbal noun Efflorescing .] [ Latin efflorescere to bloom, blossom; ex + florescere to begin to blossom, incho., from florere to blossom, from flos a flower. See Flower .] 1. To blossom forth. Carlyle. 2. (Chemistry) To change on the surface, or throughout, to a whitish, mealy, or crystalline powder, from a gradual decomposition, esp. from the loss of water, on simple exposure to the air; as, Glauber's salts, and many others, effloresce . 3. To become covered with a whitish crust or light crystallization, from a slow chemical change between some of the ingredients of the matter covered and an acid proceeding commonly from an external source; as, the walls of limestone caverns sometimes effloresce with nitrate of calcium in consequence of the action in consequence of nitric acid formed in the atmosphere.
Efflorescence Ef`flo·res"cence noun [ French efflorescence .] 1. (Botany) Flowering, or state of flowering; the blooming of flowers; blowth. 2. (Medicine) A redness of the skin; eruption, as in rash, measles, smallpox, scarlatina, etc. 3. (Chemistry) (a) The formation of the whitish powder or crust on the surface of efflorescing bodies, as salts, etc. (b) The powder or crust thus formed.
Efflorescency Ef`flo·res"cen·cy noun The state or quality of being efflorescent; efflorescence.
Efflorescent Ef`flo·res"cent adjective [ French efflorescent , Latin efflorescens , -entis , blooming, present participle of efflorescere . See Effloresce , intransitive verb ] 1. That effloresces, or is liable to effloresce on exposure; as, an efflorescent salt. 2. Covered with an efflorescence.
Efflower Ef·flow"er transitive verb [ Confer French effleurer .] (Leather Making) To remove the epidermis of (a skin) with a concave knife, blunt in its middle part, -- as in making chamois leather.
Effluence Ef"flu·ence noun
[ Confer French effluence
.] 1. A flowing out, or emanation. 2. That which flows or issues from any body or substance; issue; efflux.
Bright effluence of bright essence increate! Milton.
And, as if the gloom of the earth and sky had been but the effluence of these two mortal hearts, it vanished with their sorrow. Hawthorne.
Effluency Ef"flu·en·cy noun Effluence.
Effluent Ef"flu·ent adjective [ Latin effluens , -entis , present participle of effluere to flow out; ex + fluere to flow: confer French effluent . See Fluent .] Flowing out; as, effluent beams. Parnell.
Effluent Ef"flu·ent noun (Geology) A stream that flows out of another stream or lake.
Typ a word and hit `Search`.
The most recent searches on Encyclo. Between brackets you will find the number of results and number of related results.
• Agamemnon (17)
• Hephaestos, Hephaistos (1)
• Arthur Maxwell House (1)
• Randy Simms (1)
• OLOGS (2)
• Bayt Naqquba (1)
• Message Understood (1)
• Bar (25)
• Murle Breer (1)
• SFA (10)
• Notencephalocele (3)
• revict (2)
• unprovide (2)
• Ladislav Kubík (1)
• OWL TV (2)
• Erosaria eburnea (1)
• Hippotherapy (4)
• Manchouli Incident (1)
• Airone (2)
• Akeel Bilgrami (1)
• Pavel Ponomaryov (1)
• David Dawson (7)
• Directorium Inquisitor (1)
• Hans Vonk (2)