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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἐνεργητικός(energētikós), from ἐνεργέω(energéō, to be active), from ἐνεργός(energós, active)

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energetic (comparative more energetic, superlative most energetic)

  1. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy.
    Cosmic rays are energetic particles from outer space.
    Those kids are so energetic: they want to run around playing all day.
  2. Of or relating to energy.
    energetic laws

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  • Nouns to which "energetic" is often applied: person, man, woman, child, life, material, particle, ion, healing, anatomy, etc.
  • Where non-English languages use an adjective analogous to "energetic", English often uses "energy" attributively: "energy efficiency" is much more common than "energetic efficiency".

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