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potent

adjective po·tent \ 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

potently

adverb

Origin and Etymology of potent

Middle English, from Latin potent-, potens (present participle of posse to be able), from Latin potis, pote able; akin to Goth brūthfaths bridegroom, Greek posis husband, Sanskrit pati master


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potent

adjective

Definition of potent

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

Origin and Etymology of potent

obsolete English potent crutch

Other Heraldry Terms


POTENT Defined for Kids

potent

adjective po·tent \ ˈpō-tᵊnt \

Definition of potent for Students

1 :very effective :strong
  • potent medicine
2 :having power or authority
  • a potent ruler

Medical Dictionary

potent

adjective po·tent \ ˈpōt-ᵊnt \

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

potently

adverb


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