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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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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. Keri Peterson:

    Exercise on a regular basis helps to turn down the production of stress hormones. So it helps avoid the damage to our health that prolonged stress can cause, studies have found that exercise is a potent antidepressant, anti-anxiety and sleeping aid for many people.

  2. Park Williams:

    This is important because we have already seen a large change in California wildfire activity from the first 10 %. Increasing the evaporation has exponential effects on wildfires, so the next 10 % increase is likely to have even more potent effects.

  3. Ryan Coogler:

    I haven't spoken about a Chad publicly beyond writing some words, but what I will say about Chadwick Boseman is that I love him. And I miss him, his talent was so potent that even though the was only with us for a limited amount of time, he gave us so much. He gave us an infinite amount of gifts even in that limited amount of time.

  4. 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.

  5. Andreas Essig:

    Horse dung is a very rich substrate that harbours a diversity of micro-organisms, including fungi and bacteria, now these micro-organisms are in a constant competition for nutrients and space and it's therefore very likely to find potent antibiotics in such an environment, which are used by the different organisms to inhibit the growth of the competitors.

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