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effectively

adverb uk   /ɪˈfek.tɪv.li/ us  
B2 in a way that is successful and achieves what you want: The tablets work more effectively if you take a hot drink after them.Efficient and effective C2 used when you describe what the real result of a situation is: His wife left him when the children were small, so he effectively brought up the family himself. Effectively, we have to start again from scratch.True, real, false, and unreal
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