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impuissance

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noun im·puis·sance \(ˌ)im-ˈpwi-sən(t)s, (ˌ)im-ˈpyü-ə-sən(t)s; ˌim-pyü-ˈi-sən(t)s\

Definition of impuissance



Origin of impuissance

Middle English, from Middle French, from in- + puissance puissance, power


First Known Use: 15th century


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