(||Ef*fen"di) n. [Turk. efendi, fr. Modern Gr. fr. Gr. a chief. See Authentic.] Master; sir; — a title of a Turkish state official and man of learning, especially one learned in the law.

(Ef"fe*rent) a. [L. efferens, -entis, p. pr. of effere to bear out; ex out + ferre to bear.] (Physiol.) (a) Conveying outward, or discharging; — applied to certain blood vessels, lymphatics, nerves, etc. (b) Conveyed outward; as, efferent impulses, i. e., such as are conveyed by the motor or efferent nerves from the central nervous organ outwards; — opposed to afferent.

(Ef"fe*rent) n. An efferent duct or stream.

(Ef"fer*ous) a. [L. efferus savage; ex (intens.) + ferus wild.] Like a wild beast; fierce. [Obs.]

(Ef`fer*vesce") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Effervesced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Effervescing ] [L. effervescere; ex + fervescere to begin boiling, incho., fr. fervere to boil. See Fervent.]

1. To be in a state of natural ebullition; to bubble and hiss, as fermenting liquors, or any fluid, when some part escapes in a gaseous form.

2. To exhibit, in lively natural expression, feelings that can not be repressed or concealed; as, to effervesce with joy or merriment.

(Ef`fer*ves"cence Ef`fer*ves"cen*cy) n. [Cf. F. effervescence.] A kind of natural ebullition; that commotion of a fluid which takes place when some part of the mass flies off in a gaseous form, producing innumerable small bubbles; as, the effervescence of a carbonate with citric acid.

(Ef`fer*ves"cent) a. [L. effervescences, p. pr. of effervescere: cf. F. effervescent.] Gently boiling or bubbling, by means of the disengagement of gas

(Ef`fer*ves"ci*ble) a. Capable of effervescing.

(Ef`fer*ves"cive) a. Tending to produce effervescence. "An effervescive force." Hickok.

(Ef"fet) n. [See Eft, n.] (Zoöl.) The common newt; — called also asker, eft, evat, and ewt.

(Ef*fete") a. [L. effetus that has brought forth, exhausted; ex + fetus that has brought forth. See Fetus.] 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.

(Ef`fi*ca"cious) a. [L. eficax, -acis, fr. efficere. See Effect, n.] Possessing the quality of being effective; productive of, or powerful to produce, the effect intended; as, an efficacious law.

Syn. — See Effectual.

Ef`fi*ca"cious*ly, adv.Ef`fi*ca"cious*ness, n.

(Ef`fi*cac"i*ty) n. [L. efficacitas: cf. F. efficacité.] Efficacy. [R.] J. Fryth.

(Ef"fi*ca*cy) n. [L. efficacia, fr. efficax. See Efficacious.] Power to produce effects; operation or energy of an agent or force; production of the effect intended; as, the efficacy of medicine in counteracting disease; the efficacy of prayer. "Of noxious efficacy." Milton.

Syn. — Virtue; force; energy; potency; efficiency.

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