Potently



[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.
/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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