ef·​fec·​tu·​al·​ly | \ i-ˈfek-chə(-wə)-lē How to pronounce effectually (audio) , -chü(-ə)-; -ˈfek-shwə- \

Definition of effectually

1 : in an effectual manner
2 : with great effect : completely

Examples of effectually in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the past China, was viewed as an attractive labor market which could cost effectually do manual assembly of all parts sourced globally. Cindy Gordon, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 But allocate no money that will effectually perpetuate indolence. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 May 2021 These efforts helped the GOP win back Congress and effectually block much of Obama’s agenda for the rest of his presidency. Natalie Shure, The New Republic, 12 Apr. 2021 The hires made international headlines—an outcome no doubt helped along by the couple’s ratings-smashing, heartstring-yanking Oprah interview this month, effectually marking the debut of their American brand. Natalie Shure, The New Republic, 29 Mar. 2021 The trick was to get T cells to recognize and respond to cancers both more selectively and more effectually. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, 15 July 2019 By developing on Google’s open technology, the company effectually gains free development. Scott Loganbill, WIRED, 9 July 2008 See More

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First Known Use of effectually

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Effectually.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effectually. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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