potency

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noun po·ten·cy \ˈpō-tən(t)-sē\

Definition of potency

plural

potencies

  1. 1a :  force, powerb :  the quality or state of being potentc :  the ability or capacity to achieve or bring about a particular result

  2. 2 :  potentiality 1

Examples of potency in a sentence

  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


POTENCY Defined for English Language Learners

potency

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noun po·ten·cy \ˈpō-tən(t)-sē\

Definition of potency for English Language Learners

  • : the power to influence someone

  • : the strength or effectiveness of something

  • : the ability of a man to have sex


Medical Dictionary

potency

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noun po·ten·cy \ˈpōt-ən-sē\

Medical Definition of potency

plural

potencies

  1. :  the quality or state of being potent: asa:  chemical or medicinal strength or efficacy a drug's potencyb:  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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