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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·po·tent /ˈɪmpətənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 im·po·tent /ˈɪmpətənt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·po·tent a.
 1. 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, impotent inhis feet.   --Acts xiv. 8.
    O most lame and impotent conclusion!   --Shak.
 Not slow to hear,
 Nor impotent to save.   --Addison.
 2. Wanting the power of self-restraint; incontrolled; ungovernable; violent.
    Impotent of tongue, her silence broke.   --Dryden.
 3. Med. Wanting the power of procreation; unable to copulate; also, sometimes, sterile; barren; specifically, in males: unable to achieve or sustain a penile erection.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·po·tent, n. One who is impotent. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lacking power or ability; "Technology without morality is
             barbarous; morality without technology is impotent"-
             Freeman J.Dyson; "felt impotent rage" [ant: potent]
      2: (of a male) unable to copulate [ant: potent]