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Definition of effete:

  1. 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.

Synonyms:

exhausted, indulgent, sterile, spent, barren, weak, bloodless, weakened, soft, decadent, unproductive.

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