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Meaning of effete

ef•fete

Pronunciation: (i-fēt'), [key]
— adj.
  1. lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent: an effete, overrefined society.
  2. exhausted of vigor or energy; worn out: an effete political force.
  3. unable to produce; sterile.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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