ETYM Latin effetus that has brought forth, exhausted; ex + fetus that has brought forth. Related to Fetus.
1. Marked by self-indulgence or triviality.
2. Incapable of efficient action; no longer productive.
3. Worn out with age; exhausted of energy.
4. No longer capable of producing young, as an animal, or fruit, as the earth.
Weak or worn-out; degenerate.
Degenerated; sterile; worn-out.