- possessing or exhibiting energy, especially in abundance; vigorous: an energetic leader.
- powerful in action or effect; effective: to take energetic measures against crime.
Origin of energetic
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2. effectual, strong, potent.
1. See active.
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Examples from the Web for energetical
At the same time I saw an energetical and cordial face which was smiling at me with tear-dimmed eyes.The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
Accordingly, it is logical to designate the so-called physical phenomena as energetical.
- having or showing much energy or force; vigorous
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Word Origin and History for energetical
1650s, "powerful," from Greek energetikos "active," from energein "to work, act upon" (see energy). Of persons, "active," in English from 1796 (energetical is from c.1600).
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