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potency

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noun po·ten·cy \ˈpō-tən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of potency

  • : the power to influence someone

  • : the strength or effectiveness of something

  • : the ability of a man to have sex

Full Definition of potency

plural po·ten·cies

  1. 1 a :  force, power b :  the quality or state of being potent c :  the ability or capacity to achieve or bring about a particular result

  2. 2 :  potentiality 1

Examples of potency

  1. The drug can improve sexual potency.

  2. <vitamins of high potency that should be taken only in the proper dosage>



15th Century

First Known Use of potency

15th century


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potency

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noun po·ten·cy \ˈpōt-ən-sē\

Medical Definition of potency

plural po·ten·cies

  1. :  the quality or state of being potent: asa:  chemical or medicinal strength or efficacy <a drug's potency>b:  the ability to copulate—usually used of the malec:  initial inherent capacity for development of a particular kind <cells with a potency for eye formation>





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