efficacious


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producing or able to produce a desired effect

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marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect

producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

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His naked fangs and writhing lips were uniformly efficacious, rarely failing to send a bellowing on-rushing dog back on its haunches.
It remains, therefore, that if upon examination you find those new doctrines, which are now preached to us, better and more efficacious, we immediately receive them without delay.'
Nicholas, after some opposition, at length consented, and, while some pretty severe bruises on his arms and shoulders were being rubbed with oil and vinegar, and various other efficacious remedies which Newman borrowed from the different lodgers, related in what manner they had been received.
You follow the world, my young friend, and I tremble lest grace prove not efficacious."
"Yes, efficacious grace has touched you, as that gentleman said just now."
A patient who finds his disorder daily growing worse, and that an efficacious remedy can no longer be delayed without extreme danger, after coolly revolving his situation, and the characters of different physicians, selects and calls in such of them as he judges most capable of administering relief, and best entitled to his confidence.
And one of the most efficacious remedies that a prince can have against conspiracies is not to be hated and despised by the people, for he who conspires against a prince always expects to please them by his removal; but when the conspirator can only look forward to offending them, he will not have the courage to take such a course, for the difficulties that confront a conspirator are infinite.
Luke's where he had been a student, and had used all his life; he found them just as efficacious as anything that had come into fashion since.
Sabor proved unsavory eating even to Tarzan of the Apes, but hunger served as a most efficacious disguise to toughness and rank taste, and ere long, with well-filled stomach, the ape-man was ready to sleep again.
Perhaps it will be said that, just as the program model does not require the existence of a metaphysical ground level or 'bottom' to the universe, and just as it does not require the distinction between efficacious and merely relevant to be absolute rather than level-relative, so it also does not require that there be fine lines drawn, for each stratum, between the efficacious and the merely relevant.
The third is whether any functionalist account could meet Rey's requirement that an adequate account of mental properties should show them to be causally efficacious.
Pope Leo XIII, responsible for many deaths, was direct: "The death sentence is a necessary and efficacious means for the church to attain its ends when rebels against it disturb the ecclesiastical unity, especially obstinate heretics who can, not be restrained by any other penalty from continuing to disturb ecclesiastical order."
Such quaintness has proved efficacious: direct consequences of the award have been the large numbers of visitors attracted to the area, and the restoration of civic pride to a town depressed by emigration and struggling to support an ageing population.
The question thus becomes, what made the "symbolic performances" of Chinese students so remarkably efficacious.
The gum has been efficacious in the doctoring of kidney ailments and tuberculosis, as practiced by the primitives.