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take effect (third-person singular simple present takes effect, present participle taking effect, simple past took effect, past participle taken effect)

  1. (of a drug, etc.) To become active; to become effective.
    The medication won't begin to take effect for 3-4 hours.
  2. (of a law, etc.) To come into force, to come into effect, to inure.
    The new regulations will take effect once they are approved by the Office of Administrative Law.

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