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  1. the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy; created in 1977 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a healthy capacity for vigorous activity; "jogging works off my excess energy"; "he seemed full of vim and vigor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); "his writing conveys great energy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. enterprising or ambitious drive; "Europeans often laugh at American energy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an exertion of force; "he plays tennis with great energy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (physics) the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs; "energy can take a wide variety of forms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Internal or inherent power; capacity of acting, operating, or producing an effect, whether exerted or not; as, men possessing energies may suffer them to lie inactive. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Power efficiently and forcibly exerted; vigorous or effectual operation; as, the energy of a magistrate. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Capacity for performing work. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Strength of expression; force of utterance; power to impress the mind and arouse the feelings; life; spirit; - said of speech, language, words, style; as, a style full of energy. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Capacity for work; power; force; vigor; spirit; animation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Energise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Activity; the exertion of power, dynamic force. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  15. Potency; power of the human economy. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  16. Internal or inherent power: the power of operating, whether exerted or not: power exerted: vigorous operation: efficacy: strength or force of expression: power to effect work (mech.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Inherent power; force. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Power to move or change, or to accomplish a result; vigor; force. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Internal or inherent power; the power of operating, whether exerted or not; power exerted; vigorous operation; cilicacy; strength or force of expression; power to effect work. Conservation of energy, the doctrine that, however it may change in form and character, no smallest quantity of force in the universe is ever lost. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Power; force; the power of operating or doing; vigorous action; efficacy; spirit; life. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Strength of expression; force of utterance; power to impress the mind and arouse the feelings; life; spirit; -- said of speech, language, words, style; as, a style full of energy. mso.anu.edu.au
  22. en'[.e]r-ji, n. power of doing work: power exerted: vigorous operation: strength: (physics) the term, as applied to a material system, used to denote the power of doing work possessed by that system.--adjs. ENERGET'IC, -AL, having or showing energy: active: forcible: effective.--adv. ENERGET'ICALLY.--n.pl. ENERGET'ICS, the science of the general laws of energy.--adj. ENER'GIC, exhibiting energy.--v.t. EN'ERGISE, to give strength or active force to.--v.i. to act with force:--pr.p. en'erg[=i]sing; pa.p. en'erg[=i]sed.--CONSERVATION OF ENERGY (see CONSERVATION). [Gr. energeia--en, in, ergon, work.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Action. Acting power. Also, vigour; as the muscular energy; the braise acts with energy. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  24. Force, vigour, (of speech, action, person, &c.); active operation; (pl.) individual powers in exercise, as devote your ee. to this; (latent) ability; (Physics) actual, kinetic, motive, e., a body\'s power of doing work by virtue of its motion (half product of mass into square of velocity), potential, static, latent, e., body\'s power of doing work by virtue of stresses resulting from its relation to other bodies; CONSERVATION of e. [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Force applicable to overcome resistance. American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. The capacity for performing work. In physics, the various forms of activity exhibited by matter. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. [Gr., action] Capacity for doing work. Actual or Kinetic E. is the capacity of a body for doing work in virtue of its velocity, and is proportional to its mass multiplied by the square of its velocity. The Intrinsic E. of a body is the work it can do in virtue of its actual condition, without receiving energy from without. Potential E. is the capacity of a body for doing work in virtue of its position relative to other bodies, or of its parts to each other ; e.g. when the weight of a clock has been wound up it has potential energy due to its position ; so the mainspring of a watch, when wound up, has potential energy due to its configuration. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. n. [Greek] Internal or inherent power;—power efficiently and forcibly exerted; effectual operation; efficacy;—strength of expression; emphasis;—capacity for performing work or moving against resistance; vigour; strength; spirit; efficiency. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. Power; force, vigor, efficacy; faculty, operation. Complete Dictionary

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