potent

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1po·tent

adjective \ˈpō-tənt\

Definition of POTENT

1
:  having or wielding force, authority, or influence :  powerful
2
:  achieving or bringing about a particular result :  effective
3
a :  chemically or medicinally effective <a potent vaccine>
b :  rich in a characteristic constituent <a potent drink>
4
:  able to copulate —usually used of the male
po·tent·ly adverb

Origin of POTENT

Middle English, from Latin potent-, potens (present participle of posse to be able), from Latin potis, pote able; akin to Gothic brūthfaths bridegroom, Greek posis husband, Sanskrit pati master
First Known Use: 15th century

2potent

adjective

Definition of POTENT

of a heraldic cross
:  having flat bars across the ends of the arms — see cross illustration

Origin of POTENT

obsolete English potent crutch
First Known Use: 1610

Other Heraldry Terms

blazon, cachet, couchant, dormant, escutcheon, standard, totem

po·tent

adjective \ˈpōt-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POTENT

1
: having force or power
2
: chemically or medicinally effective <a potent vaccine>
3
: able to copulate—usually used of the male
po·tent·ly adverb

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