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impotence

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noun im·po·tence \ˈim-pə-tən(t)s\

Definition of impotence

  1. :  the quality or state of being impotent



Examples of impotence in a sentence

  1. <the congressional committee's essential impotence in affecting the management of the war was frustrating to its members>



15th Century

First Known Use of impotence

15th century


IMPOTENCE Defined for Kids

impotence

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noun im·po·tence \ˈim-pə-təns\

Definition of impotence for Students

  1. :  the quality or state of lacking power or strength




Medical Dictionary

impotence

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noun im·po·tence \ˈim-pət-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of impotence

  1. 1:  the quality or state of not being potent <drug-resistant bacteria are a virulent indicator of the growing impotence of antibiotics>

  2. 2:  an abnormal physical or psychological state of a male characterized by inability to engage in sexual intercourse because of failure to have or maintain an erection—called also erectile dysfunction





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