Origin of prepotent
Middle English, from Latin praepotent-, praepotens, from prae- + potens powerful — more at potent
First Known Use: 15th century
Medical Definition of prepotent
2: having priority over other response tendencies especially by virtue of maturational primacy, recentness of emission or evocation, repetition with positive reinforcement, or greater motivational charge <the prepotent response is that with the greatest immediately effective habit strength>
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