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English Dictionary: potent by the DICT Development Group
3 results for potent
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. having great influence
    Synonym(s): potent, powerful
  2. having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
    Synonym(s): potent, strong
  3. having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
    Synonym(s): potent, strong, stiff
    Antonym(s): impotent
  4. (of a male) capable of copulation
    Synonym(s): potent, virile
    Antonym(s): impotent
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Potent \Po"tent\, n.
      1. A prince; a potentate. [Obs.] --Shak.
      2. [See {Potence}.] A staff or crutch. [Obs.]
      3. (Her.) 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.
      {Counter potent} (Her.), a fur differing from potent in the
            arrangement of the patches.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Potent \Po"tent\, a. [L. potens, -entis, p. pr. of posse to be
      able, to have power, fr. potis able, capable (akin to Skr.
      pati master, lord) + esse to be. See {Host} a landlord, {Am},
      and cf. {Despot}, {Podesta}, {Possible}, {Power},
      1. Producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful'
            efficacious; as, a potent medicine. [bd]Harsh and potent
            injuries.[b8] --Shak.
                     Moses once more his potent rod extends. --Milton.
      2. Having great authority, control, or dominion; puissant;
            mighty; influential; as, a potent prince. [bd]A potent
            dukedom.[b8] --Shak.
                     Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors. --Shak.
      3. Powerful, in an intellectual or moral sense; having great
            influence; as, potent interest; a potent argument.
      {Cross potent}. (Her.) See Illust. (7) of {Cross}.
      Syn: Powerful; mighty; puissant; strong; able; efficient;
               forcible; efficacious; cogent; influential.
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