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impotence

noun im·po·tence \ˈim-pə-tən(t)s\

Definition of IMPOTENCE

:  the quality or state of being impotent
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Examples of IMPOTENCE

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

First Known Use of IMPOTENCE

15th century
IMPOTENCE Defined for Kids

impotence

noun im·po·tence \ˈim-pə-təns\

Definition of IMPOTENCE for Kids

:  the quality or state of lacking power or strength
Medical Dictionary

impotence

noun im·po·tence \ˈim-pət-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of IMPOTENCE

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