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: serving or effecting a useful function though not as a result of planning or design
: having or tending to fulfill a conscious purpose or design : purposeful
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conscious, deliberate, intended, intentional, knowing, purposeful, set, voluntary, willed, willful (or wilful), witting
nondeliberate, nonpurposive, unintentional
1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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to make faulty or ineffective
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