marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
"a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility"; "a group of effete self-professed intellectuals"
Of substances, quantities etc: exhausted, spent, worn-out.
Of people: lacking strength or vitality; feeble, powerless, impotent.
Origin: From effetus.
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
Origin: [L. effetus that has brought forth, exhausted; ex + fetus that has brought forth. See Fetus.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ef-fēt′, adj. exhausted: worn out with age. [L. effētus, weakened by having brought forth young—ex, out, fetus, a bringing forth young.]
The numerical value of effete in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of effete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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