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Definition of EFFETE
: no longer fertile
a: having lost character, vitality, or strength <the effete monarchies … of feudal Europe — G. M. Trevelyan>
b: marked by weakness or decadence <the effete East>
c: soft or delicate from or as if from a pampered existence <peddled … trendy tweeds to effete Easterners — William Helmer><effete tenderfeet>; also: characteristic of an effete person <a wool scarf … a bit effete on an outdoorsman — Nelson Bryant>
:effeminate 1 <a good-humored, effete boy brought up by maiden aunts — Herman Wouk>