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ef·fi·ca·cious

 (ĕf′ĭ-kā′shəs)
adj.
Producing or capable of producing a desired effect. See Synonyms at effective.

[From Latin efficāx, efficāc-, from efficere, to effect; see effect.]

ef′fi·ca′cious·ly adv.
ef′fi·ca′cious·ness n.

efficacious

(ˌɛfɪˈkeɪʃəs)
adj
capable of or successful in producing an intended result; effective as a means, remedy, etc
[C16: from Latin efficāx powerful, efficient, from efficere to achieve; see effect]
ˌeffiˈcaciously adv

ef•fi•ca•cious

(ˌɛf ɪˈkeɪ ʃəs)

adj.
capable of having the desired result or effect; effective as a means, measure, or remedy.
[1520–30; < Latin efficāx. See efficient, -acious]
ef`fi•ca′cious•ly, adv.
ef`fi•ca′cious•ness, n.
syn: See effective.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.efficacious - 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"
effective, effectual, efficacious - 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"
inefficacious - lacking the power to produce a desired effect; "laws that are inefficacious in stopping crime"
2.efficacious - 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"
efficacious - 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"
efficient - being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"
potent, stiff, strong - having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"

efficacious

efficacious

adjective
Producing or able to produce a desired effect:
Translations
فَعّال، ناجِع
effektivvirkningsfuld
hathatós
áhrifaríkur
efektyvumasveiksmingumas
efektīvsiedarbīgs

efficacious

[ˌefɪˈkeɪʃəs] ADJ (frm) [remedy, method] → eficaz, efectivo (against contra) to be efficacious in the treatment of sthser eficaz para or efectivo en el tratamiento de algo

efficacious

[ˌɛfɪˈkeɪʃəs] adj (= effective) → efficace

efficacious

adj (form)wirksam; to be efficacious for/against somethingbei etw wirksam sein; to prove efficacious in the treatment of somethingsich in der Behandlung von etw als wirksam erweisen

efficacious

[ˌɛfɪˈkeɪʃəs] adj (frm) → efficace

efficacious

(efiˈkeiʃəs) adjective
producing the result intended. The medicine was most efficacious.
efficacy (ˈefikəsi) noun

efficacious

adj eficaz, efectivo; (clinical research) eficaz bajo condiciones controladas (See note under efficacy.)
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All seem wise, and I do not suffer myself to doubt that any one of them would be efficacious.
The same pressures and caresses, unaccompanied by speech, that were efficacious with the girls of the working-class, were equally efficacious with the girls above the working-class.
No sooner, therefore, had this symptom appeared, than he had immediate recourse to the said remedy, which though, as it is usual in all very efficacious medicines, it at first seemed to heighten and inflame the disease, soon produced a total calm, and restored the patient to perfect ease and tranquillity.
As far as it would contribute to rendering regulations for the collection of the duties more simple and efficacious, so far it must serve to answer the purposes of making the same rate of duties more productive, and of putting it into the power of the government to increase the rate without prejudice to trade.
He would weep for hours together, and I verily believe that to the very end this spoiled child of life thought his weak tears in some way efficacious.
Volumnia, growing with the flight of time pinker as to the red in her face, and yellower as to the white, reads to Sir Leicester in the long evenings and is driven to various artifices to conceal her yawns, of which the chief and most efficacious is the insertion of the pearl necklace between her rosy lips.
Thus while the manners of Porthos are more polite it may be argued that those of David are more efficacious.
A letter," Wingrave answered, "would have been equally efficacious.
There were men, too, of a sturdier texture of mind than his, and endowed with a far greater share of shrewd, hard iron, or granite understanding; which, duly mingled with a fair proportion of doctrinal ingredient, constitutes a highly respectable, efficacious, and unamiable variety of the clerical species.
Accordingly, under presence of seeking food, and such simples as might be efficacious in his malady, they deserted him and hastened forward upon the trail.
Nothing could be more efficacious for reawakening his mind to religious influences than the prostration of his heart and mind and soul beneath the feeling of such acute wretchedness.
His naked fangs and writhing lips were uniformly efficacious, rarely failing to send a bellowing on-rushing dog back on its haunches.