• Energetic

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ɛtɪk

    Alternative forms

    Origin

    From Ancient Greek ἐνεργητικός, from ἐνεργέω (energeō, "to be active"), from ἐνεργός (energos, "active")

    Full definition of energetic

    Adjective

    energetic

    1. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy.Cosmic rays are energetic particles from outer space.Those kids are so energetic: they want to run around playing all day.
    2. Of or relating to energy.energetic laws

    Usage notes

    Nouns to which "energetic" is often applied: person, man, woman, child, life, material, particle, ion, healing, anatomy, etc.

    Where non-English languages use an adjective analogous to "energetic", English often uses "energy" attributively: "energy efficiency" is much more common than "energetic efficiency".

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