Webster 1913 Edition
potenspotent, powerful. See
Not potent; wanting power, strength. or vigor. whether physical, intellectual, or moral; deficient in capacity; destitute of force; weak; feeble; infirm.
There sat a certain man at Lystra,
Acts xiv. 8.
O most lame and
Not slow to hear,
Wanting the power of self-restraint; incontrolled; ungovernable; violent.
Impotentof tongue, her silence broke.
One who is impotent.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Weak; feeble; wanting strength or power; unable by nature, or disabled by disease or accident to perform any act.
I know thou wast not slow to hear,
Nor impotent to save.
2.Wanting the power of propagation, as males.
3.Wanting the power of restraint; not having the command over; as impotent of tongue.
impotent (comparative more impotent, superlative most impotent)
- Lacking physical strength or vigor; weak.
- Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless
- Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent (Freeman J. Dyson).
- Incapable of sexual intercourse, often because of an inability to achieve or sustain an erection.
- (of a male) Sterile.
- (obsolete) Lacking self-restraint.
- Impotent of tongue, her silence broke.
- (lacking strength): feeble, puny, weak
- (lacking power): helpless, powerless
- (incapable of sexual intercourse):
- (lacking self-restraint): incontinent
lacking physical strength or vigor; weak
lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless
incapable of sexual intercourse
impotent (plural impotents)
- An impotent or powerless person.
impotent m (feminine singular impotente, masculine plural impotents, feminine plural impotentes)
impotent m (feminine singular impotente, masculine plural impotens, feminine plural impotentes)
- impotent (incapable of sexual intercourse)