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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Industrious; diligent.
  • adj. Laborious; work-intensive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Industrious; diligent.

Etymologies

From work +‎ -some. Cognate with German wirksam ("effective, operative, effectual"), Swedish verksam ("active, operative"). (Wiktionary)

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