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

 po·tent /ˈpotṇt/

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

 po·tent /ˈpotṇt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Po·tent a.
 1. Producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful' efficacious; as, a potent medicine. “Harsh and potent injuries.”
    Moses once more his potent rod extends.   --Milton.
 2. Having great authority, control, or dominion; puissant; mighty; influential; as, a potent prince. “A potent dukedom.”
    Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors.   --Shak.
 3. Powerful, in an intellectual or moral sense; having great influence; as, potent interest; a potent argument.
 Cross potent. Her. See Illust. (7) of Cross.
 Syn: -- Powerful; mighty; puissant; strong; able; efficient; forcible; efficacious; cogent; influential.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Po·tent, n.
 1. A prince; a potentate. [Obs.]
 2.  A staff or crutch. [Obs.]
 3. Her. One of the furs; a surface composed of patches which are supposed to represent crutch heads; they are always alternately argent and azure, unless otherwise specially mentioned.
 Counter potent Her., a fur differing from potent in the arrangement of the patches.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having the power to influence or convince; "a cogent
             analysis of the problem"; "potent arguments" [syn: cogent,
      2: having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground
         soldier with increasingly potent weapons" [syn: strong]
      3: having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent
         toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea" [syn: strong]
         [ant: impotent]
      4: (of a male) able to copulate [syn: virile] [ant: impotent]