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Noun: potency  pow-t(u)n(t)-see
  1. The power or right to give orders or make decisions
    "a place of potency in the state";
    - authority, authorization, authorisation [Brit], dominance, say-so
  2. Capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    "the toxin's potency";
    - effectiveness, strength
  3. The inherent capacity for coming into being
    - potential, potentiality
  4. The state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
    - potence

Derived forms: potencies

See also: impotent, possible, potent, potential, stiff, strong

Type of: control, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state, possibility, possibleness, power, powerfulness

Antonym: impotency

Encyclopedia: Potency