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EtymologyEdit

effectual +‎ -ly

PronunciationEdit

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈfɛktʃuəli/, /ɪˈfɛktjʊəli/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪˈfɛktʃuːəli/, /iːˈfɛktʃʊəli/
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AdverbEdit

effectually (comparative more effectually, superlative most effectually)

  1. In such a way as to achieve a desired result; effectively.
    • 1749Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, book 2, chapter vii
      Though the captain had effectually demolished poor Partridge, yet had he not reaped the harvest he hoped for, which was to turn the foundling out of Mr Allworthy's house.

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