Potent



[poht-nt] /ˈpoʊt nt/

adjective
1.
powerful; mighty:
a potent fighting force.
2.
cogent; persuasive:
Several potent arguments were in his favor.
3.
producing powerful physical or chemical effects:
a potent drug.
4.
having or exercising great power or influence:
a potent factor in the economy.
5.
(of a male) capable of sexual intercourse.
[poht-nt] /ˈpoʊt nt/ Heraldry.
noun
1.
a fur having a pattern of T -shaped forms, placed in alternate directions and having alternating tinctures, one metal and one color, so that all forms of one tincture face the same way and are between, above, and below forms of the other tincture facing the other way.
2.
a T -shaped form used in potent or counterpotent.
adjective
3.
(of a cross) having a crosspiece at the extremity of each arm:
a cross potent.
/ˈpəʊtənt/
adjective
1.
possessing great strength; powerful
2.
(of arguments, etc) persuasive or forceful
3.
influential or authoritative
4.
tending to produce violent physical or chemical effects: a potent poison
5.
(of a male) capable of having sexual intercourse
/ˈpəʊtənt/
adjective
1.
(heraldry) (of a cross) having flat bars across the ends of the arms
adj.

early 15c., from Latin potentem (nominative potens) “powerful,” present participle of *potere “be powerful,” from potis “powerful, able, capable; possible;” of persons, “better, preferable; chief, principal; strongest, foremost,” from PIE root *poti- “powerful, lord” (cf. Sanskrit patih “master, husband,” Greek posis, Lithuanian patis “husband”). Meaning “having sexual power” is first recorded 1899.

potent po·tent (pōt’nt)
adj.

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