Definition of energetic in English:


Line breaks: en¦er|get¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɛnəˈdʒɛtɪk


  • 2 Physics Relating to or characterized by energy (in the technical sense): energetic X-rays
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    • These voltages would also explain the radio emission from energetic electrons observed near Jupiter by the Ulysses spacecraft.
    • Gamma rays are the most energetic of all electromagnetic radiation, and we have little experience with them in everyday life.
    • An energetic wave is then created which allows the genetic material to enter surrounding cells



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  • The brushstrokes were made rapidly and energetically so that the picture was completed very quickly.
  • She says this all very fast and energetically like she has held it in there for so long, and needs to tell someone.
  • The baby can now punch, kick and move more energetically.


mid 17th century (in the sense 'powerfully effective'): from Greek energētikos, from energein 'operate, work in or upon' (based on ergon 'work').

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