Definition of efficacy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈefəkəsē/


The ability to produce a desired or intended result: there is little information on the efficacy of this treatment
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  • It'll be some time before the safety and efficacy of the other products is proven.
  • The power of transformation or efficacy of the commodity is often a selling point.
  • Blood tests may be needed periodically to monitor the treatment and its efficacy.
effectiveness, success, productiveness, potency, power;
benefit, advantage, value, virtue, usefulness


Early 16th century: from Latin efficacia, from efficax, efficac- (see efficacious).

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Syllabification: ef·fi·ca·cy

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