Effete

Definition of Effete

Ef`fete´
a.1.No longer capable of producing young, as an animal, or fruit, as the earth; hence, worn out with age; exhausted of energy; incapable of efficient action; no longer productive; barren; sterile.
Effete results from virile efforts.
- Mrs. Browning
If they find the old governments effete, worn out, . . . they may seek new ones.
- Burke.

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