What Does Potent Mean?


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Potent means "being inherently powerful and having physical strength." For instance: The lion is a potent animal. The word is usually connected with "virility" or manliness. A man's ability to have sexual intercourse is known as his potency.

Potent can also mean "something which is capable of exerting an effective influence." Here is a sentence with the word "potent" which justifies its meaning as "compelling or persuasive": The remarks of the new member in the annual general meeting were potent and influential to the chagrin of others seated around him.

Potent can also mean "exerting strong influence which leads to strong chemical or physiological consequences." For instance, a potent drug or potent liquor which causes intoxication is called as potent.

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