a spent force

Definition of a spent force

chiefly British

  1. :  someone who no longer has the power or influence he or she once had He was once one of the most powerful men in the government, but now he's largely a spent force.

Word by Word Definitions

spentplay
  1. :  used up :  consumed

    :  exhausted of active or required components or qualities often for a particular purpose

    :  drained of energy or effectiveness :  exhausted

forceplay
  1. :  strength or energy exerted or brought to bear :  cause of motion or change :  active power

    : used with a number to indicate the strength of the wind according to the Beaufort scale

    :  moral or mental strength

  1. :  to do violence to

    :  rape

    :  to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means


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