Definition for EN-ER-GET'IC, or EN-ER-GET'IC-AL

EN-ER-GET'IC, or EN-ER-GET'IC-AL, a. [Gr. ενεργητικος, from ενεργης, ενεργεω; εν and εργον, work. See Energy.]

  1. Operating with force, vigor and effect; forcible; powerful; efficacious. We say, the public safety required energetic measures. The vicious inclination of men can be restrained only by energetic laws. [Energic is not used.]
  2. Moving; working; active; operative. We must conceive of God as a Being eternally energetic.

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