What does impotent mean?

Definitions for impotent
ˈɪm pə təntim·po·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impotent(adj)

    lacking power or ability

    "Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent"- Freeman J.Dyson; "felt impotent rage"

  2. impotent(adj)

    (of a male) unable to copulate

GCIDE

  1. Impotent(a.)

    (Med.) Wanting the power of procreation; unable to copulate; also, sometimes, sterile; barren; specifically, in males: unable to achieve or sustain a penile erection.

  2. Origin: [F. impotent, L. impotens, -entis; pref. im- not + potens potent, powerful. See Potent.]

Wiktionary

  1. impotent(Adjective)

    Lacking physical strength or vigor; weak.

  2. impotent(Adjective)

    Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless

  3. impotent(Adjective)

    Incapable of sexual intercourse, often because of an inability to achieve or sustain an erection.

  4. impotent(Adjective)

    Sterile.

  5. impotent(Adjective)

    Lacking self-restraint.

  6. Origin: impotens, from in- (expresses negation) + potens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impotent(adj)

    not potent; wanting power, strength. or vigor. whether physical, intellectual, or moral; deficient in capacity; destitute of force; weak; feeble; infirm

  2. Impotent(adj)

    wanting the power of self-restraint; incontrolled; ungovernable; violent

  3. Impotent(adj)

    wanting the power of procreation; unable to copulate; also, sometimes, sterile; barren

  4. Impotent(noun)

    one who is imoitent

  5. Origin: [F. impotent, L. impotens, -entis; pref. im- not + potens potent, powerful. See Potent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impotent

    im′po-tent, adj. powerless: without sexual power: wanting the power of self-restraint.—ns. Im′potence, Im′potency.—adv. Im′potently.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impotent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impotent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of impotent in a Sentence

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Fear is impotent when you challenge it.

  2. Frantz Fanon:

    Fervor is the weapon of choice for the impotent.

  3. Art Hackney:

    In most of those states what they did worked but in Alaska it doesn't, in Alaska they had an impotent system.

  4. Art Hackney:

    In most of those states what they did worked but in Alaska it doesn’t, in Alaska they had an impotent system.

  5. Luis Fernando Arias:

    Others like him feel impotent, powerless to solve the problems their people face, and have taken their own life.

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