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Definitions of effete

  1. marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay; "a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility"; "a group of effete self-professed intellectuals" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Worn out, as a result of age; barren; exhausted; useless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Exhausted: worn out with age. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Effeteness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Exhausted; barren; worn out. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Worn out; exhausted; barren. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Exhausted of conceptive or productive power; exhausted of vigour or effective power by dissipation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Worn out; barren; exhausted. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. ef-f[=e]t', adj. exhausted: worn out with age. [L. eff[=e]tus, weakened by having brought forth young--ex, out, fetus, a bringing forth young.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Exhausted, worn out; feeble, incapable. Hence effeteness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. Barren; worn out with age. Complete Dictionary

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