What does potent mean?

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ˈpoʊt ntpo·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. potent, powerful(adj)

    having great influence

  2. potent, strong(adj)

    having or wielding force or authority

    "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

  3. potent, strong, stiff(adj)

    having a strong physiological or chemical effect

    "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"

  4. potent, virile(adj)

    (of a male) capable of copulation

Wiktionary

  1. potent(Adjective)

    Possessing strength

    Etymology: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

  2. potent(Adjective)

    Being effective in small quantities.

    Etymology: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

  3. potent(Adjective)

    Having a sharp or offensive taste.

    Etymology: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

  4. potent(Adjective)

    able to procreate.

    Etymology: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

  5. potent(Adjective)

    very powerful or effective.

    Etymology: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potent(adj)

    producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful' efficacious; as, a potent medicine

    Etymology: [See Potence.]

  2. Potent(adj)

    having great authority, control, or dominion; puissant; mighty; influential; as, a potent prince

    Etymology: [See Potence.]

  3. Potent(adj)

    powerful, in an intellectual or moral sense; having great influence; as, potent interest; a potent argument

    Etymology: [See Potence.]

  4. Potent(noun)

    a prince; a potentate

    Etymology: [See Potence.]

  5. Potent(noun)

    a staff or crutch

    Etymology: [See Potence.]

  6. Potent(noun)

    one of the furs; a surface composed of patches which are supposed to represent crutch heads; they are always alternately argent and azure, unless otherwise specially mentioned

    Etymology: [See Potence.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Potent

    pō′tent, adj. strong: powerful in a physical or a moral sense: having great authority or influence.—n. a prince, potentate.—ns. Pō′tence, power: (her.) a marking of the shape of T shape: in horology, the stud or counterbridge forming a step for the lower pivot of a verge (also Pō′tance); Pō′tency, power: authority: influence; Pō′tentate, one who possesses power: a prince.—adj. Pōten′tial, powerful, efficacious: existing in possibility, not in reality: (gram.) expressing power, possibility, liberty, or obligation.—n. anything that may be possible: a possibility: the name for a function in the mathematical theory of attractions: the power of a charge or current of electricity to do work.—n. Pōtential′ity.—adv. Pōten′tially.—n. Pōten′tiary, a person invested with power or influence.—v.t. Pōten′tiate, to give power to.—n. Pō′tentite, a blasting substance.—adv. Pō′tently.—n. Pō′tentness.—Potential energy, the power of doing work possessed by a body in virtue of the stresses which result from its position relatively to other bodies. [L. potenspotis, able, esse, to be.]

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How to say potent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of potent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of potent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of potent in a Sentence

  1. Caron Beaton-Wells:

    The ACCC has long said ... that the most potent deterrent for cartel conduct is a potential jail term, i don't think it's a sudden decision to ramp up, just that it's taken a long time to find conduct for proceeding criminally.

  2. Stephen Nachmanovitch:

    The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.

  3. Robert:

    I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death.

  4. Eliza Mother Stewart:

    No power on earth or above the bottomless pit has such influence to terrorize and make cowards of men as the liquor power. Satan could not have fallen on a more potent instrument with which to thrall the world. Alcohol is king

  5. Plato:

    Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten imparting grace.

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