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1. lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent: an effete, overrefined society.
2. exhausted of vigor or energy; worn out: an effete political force.
3. unable to produce; sterile.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.