What does potent mean?

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ˈpoʊt ntpo·tent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word potent.

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. Bryan Choi:

    The immune system then recognizes these antigens and can mount a potent secondary assault on the remaining tumor.

  2. Antoine De Saint-Exupery:

    He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.

  3. Jaclyn Chasse:

    Plants are very potent as medicine, the story exemplifies a really sad example of how some plants, when they're misused or using the wrong plant, can be incredibly harmful.

  4. James Gangwisch:

    The results from the present study are unlikely to be fully reflective of what may occur in persons who are older, overweight or obese, or have other potent risk factors for diabetes.

  5. Don Keeney:

    A pretty potent storm should develop across central Plains by Monday. Then it really pushes into the Midwest Tuesday and Wednesday.

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