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Definition of "efficacy" []

  • Power or capacity to produce a desired effect; effectiveness. (noun)
  • The quality of being successful in producing an intended result; effectiveness (noun)

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Use "efficacy" in a sentence
  • "It has been shown to have long-term efficacy, meaning it could be administered in small doses, potentially reducing severity of side effects."
  • "The rise in efficacy of “Terrorism” is largely from the increased availability in inexpensive but highly effective weapons and equipment."
  • "More information on the homeopathic treatment of mental illness and more scientific evidence verifying its efficacy is contained in a newly published textbook on the subject, Homeopathy and Mental Health Care: Integrative Practice, Principles, and Research."