English adjective: efficacious
|1.||efficacious marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect|
|Samples||Written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers.|
The medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough.
|See also||effective, effectual, efficacious|
|2.||efficacious producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect|
|Samples||An air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation.|
Effective teaching methods.
Effective steps toward peace.
Made an effective entrance.
His complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action.
An efficacious law.
|Similar||hard-hitting, impelling, impressive, rough-and-ready, telling, trenchant|
|See also||efficacious, efficient, potent, powerful, stiff, strong, useful, utile|
|Attribute||effectiveness, effectivity, effectuality, effectualness|
|Antonyms||ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective|