Definition of Potent

1. Adjective. Having great influence.

Exact synonyms: Powerful
Similar to: Influential
Derivative terms: Powerfulness



2. Adjective. Having or wielding force or authority. "Providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
Exact synonyms: Strong
Similar to: Powerful
Derivative terms: Potency

3. Adjective. Having a strong physiological or chemical effect. "A stiff drink"
Exact synonyms: Stiff, Strong
Attributes: Effectiveness, Potency, Strength
Also: Effective, Effectual, Efficacious, Fertile, Powerful
Similar to: Equipotent, Multipotent
Antonyms: Impotent
Derivative terms: Potency

4. Adjective. (of a male) capable of copulation.
Exact synonyms: Virile
Antonyms: Impotent
Derivative terms: Potency, Virility

Definition of Potent

1. a. Producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful' efficacious; as, a potent medicine.

2. n. A prince; a potentate.

Definition of Potent

1. Adjective. Possessing strength ¹

2. Adjective. Being effective in small quantities. ¹

3. Adjective. Having a sharp or offensive taste. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: of a male) able to procreate. ¹

5. Adjective. very powerful or effective. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Potent

1. powerful [adj] : POTENTLY [adv] - See also: powerful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potent

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potchky
potchkying
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potecaries
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potences
potencies
potency
potender
potenders
potent (current term)
potentacies
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potential difference
potential divider
potential drop
potential energy
potential unit
potential vorticities
potential vorticity
potential well
potentialities

Literary usage of Potent

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1. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1809)
"After which follows the Shepherds Spring-song, for Entertainment of King James, our most potent Sovereign. Dedicated to all that loved the deceased Queen, ..."

2. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"A slave he was to this potent drug not less abject than Caliban to Pros pero—his detested and yet despotic master. Like Caliban, he frets his very ..."

3. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"The open onion, soch m alone can develop among the less skilled, a potent instrument for good. 301 — Sec.3. Closed shop or open shop? ..."

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