No longer capable of producing young, as an animal, or fruit, as the earth; hence, worn out with age; exhausted of energy; incapable of efficient action; no longer productive; barren; sterile.
- Depleted of vitality, force, or effectiveness; exhausted: the final, effete period of the baroque style.
- Marked by self-indulgence, triviality, or decadence: an effete group of self-professed intellectuals.
- Overrefined; effeminate.
- No longer productive; infertile.