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energetic

[en-er-jet-ik] /ˌɛn ərˈdʒɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
possessing or exhibiting energy, especially in abundance; vigorous:
an energetic leader.
2.
powerful in action or effect; effective:
to take energetic measures against crime.
Also, energetical.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Greek energētikós, equivalent to energē- (en- en-2 + ergē-, variant stem of ergeîn to be active; see energy) + -tikos -tic
Related forms
energetically, adverb
hyperenergetic, adjective
nonenergetic, adjective
nonenergetically, adverb
quasi-energetic, adjective
quasi-energetically, adverb
superenergetic, adjective
superenergetically, adverb
ultraenergetic, adjective
unenergetic, adjective
unenergetically, adverb
Synonyms
1. See active. 2. effectual, strong, potent.
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British Dictionary definitions for un energetically

energetic

/ˌɛnəˈdʒɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
having or showing much energy or force; vigorous
Derived Forms
energetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un energetically
energetic
1650s, powerful, from Gk. energetikos active, from energein (see energy). Meaning active in English is from late 18c.
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