Definition of Impotence

1. Noun. The quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble.




2. Noun. An inability (usually of the male animal) to copulate.
Exact synonyms: Impotency
Specialized synonyms: Ed, Erectile Dysfunction, Male Erecticle Dysfunction
Generic synonyms: Infertility, Sterility
Derivative terms: Impotent, Impotent
Antonyms: Potence, Potency

Definition of Impotence

1. n. The quality or condition of being impotent; want of strength or power, animal, intellectual, or moral; weakness; feebleness; inability; imbecility.

Definition of Impotence

1. Noun. Powerlessness. ¹

2. Noun. Inability to copulate or beget children; sterility, erectile dysfunction, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impotence

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Impotence

1. The inability to achieve or sustain a penile erection. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impotence

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impostrix
impostrous
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impostume
impostumes
imposturage
imposture
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impostures
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impostury
imposure
impot
impotable
impotence (current term)
impotences
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impotency
impotentia
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impound
impoundage
impoundages
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impounder
impounders

Literary usage of Impotence

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1. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"impotence. In Medical Jurisprudence. Inability on the part of the male organ ... impotence applies only to disorders affecting the function of the organ of ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Disorders of the Sexual Function in the Male and Female by Max Hühner (1916)
"Psychic impotence is that condition in which the impotence is caused by inhibitory ... While in organic impotence the trouble is with the end-organs, ..."

3. The Surgical Diseases of the Genito-urinary Organs Including Syphilis by Edward Lawrence Keyes (1889)
"impotence is a symptom, usually, of some physical morbid condition entailing ... impotence, from whatever cause, is a complaint not unfrequently submitted ..."

4. Lectures on medical jurisprudence by Francis Ogston (1878)
"impotence IN THK MALE—Physical Causes—Absolute Causes—Absence of the Penis—Absence of the Testes—Congenital Deficiency of the ..."

5. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1883)
"Even some deformities of ihn penis, loss of one testicle, or disease of both, often will not cause absolute impotence. On the other hand, ..."

6. The Surgical Diseases of the Genito-urinary Organs by Edward Lawrence Keyes (1905)
"erections—has, in short, impotence symptomatic of syphilis. Prompt treatment is employed ; his testicles regain their normal state, his erections reappear, ..."

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