(Mil.), the hostile force. In this sense it is construed with the verb and pronoun either in the singular or the plural, but more commonly in the singular; as, we have met the enemy and he is ours or they are ours.

It was difficult in such a country to track the enemy. It was impossible to drive him to bay.

Syn. — Foe; antagonist; opponent. See Adversary.

(En"e*my), a. Hostile; inimical. [Obs.]

They . . . every day grow more enemy to God.
Jer. Taylor.

(En*ep`i*der"mic) a. [Pref. en- (Gr. ) + epidermic.] (Med.) Applied to the skin without friction; — said of medicines.

(En`er*get"ic En`er*get"ic*al) a. [Gr. fr. to work, be active, fr. active. See Energy.]

1. Having energy or energies; possessing a capacity for vigorous action or for exerting force; active. "A Being eternally energetic." Grew.

2. Exhibiting energy; operating with force, vigor, and effect; forcible; powerful; efficacious; as, energetic measures; energetic laws.

Syn. — Forcible; powerful; efficacious; potent; vigorous; effective; strenuous.

En`er*get"ic*al*ly, adv.En`er*get"ic*al*ness, n.

(En`er*get"ics) n. That branch of science which treats of the laws governing the physical or mechanical, in distinction from the vital, forces, and which comprehends the consideration and general investigation of the whole range of the forces concerned in physical phenomena. [R.]

(En*er"gic En*er"gic*al) a. [Cf. F. énergique.]

1. In a state of action; acting; operating.

2. Having energy or great power; energetic.

The energic faculty that we call will.
Blackw. Mag.

(En"er*gize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Energized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Energizing ] [From Energy.] To use strength in action; to act or operate with force or vigor; to act in producing an effect.

Of all men it is true that they feel and energize first, they reflect and judge afterwards.
J. C. Shairp.

(En"er*gize), v. t. To give strength or force to; to make active; to alacrify; as, to energize the will.

(En"er*gi`zer) n. One who, or that which, gives energy, or acts in producing an effect.

(En"er*gi`zing) a. Capable of imparting or exercising energy.

Those nobler exercises of energizing love.
Bp. Horsley.

(En`er*gu"men) n. [L. energumenos, fr. Gr. possessed by an evil spirit, from : cf. F. énergumène. See Energetic.] (Eccl. Antiq.) One possessed by an evil spirit; a demoniac.

The enemy

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