effectual

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From Old French effectuel, from Late Latin effectualis.

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effectual (comparative more effectual, superlative most effectual)

  1. Producing the intended result; entirely adequate.
    • 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure Part 3
      Redoubling, then, the active energy of his thrusts, favoured by the fervid appetite of my motions, the soft oiled wards can no longer stand so effectual a picklock, but yield, and open him an entrance.

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