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Definitions of potency

  1. capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The quality or state of being potent; physical or moral power; inherent strength; energy; ability to effect a purpose; capability; efficacy; influence. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Power. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Authority. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Power to influence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Physical or mental power. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Physical or moral power; efficacy; influence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for potency

  1. The wine was strong, or this mountain air added to the potency of its effects upon us. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  2. Its wondrous potency shall guard his bed, And drive disease and death far from his head. – Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery by Robert Means Lawrence
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