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Definition 1: capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where potency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the toxin's potency
  • the strength of the drinks

Synonyms for potency in the sense of this definition

(potency is a kind of ...) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

(... are attributes of potency) having a strong physiological or chemical effect

"a potent toxin" "potent liquor" "a potent cup of tea" "a stiff drink"

(... are attributes of potency) lacking power or ability

"Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent" "felt impotent rage"

Definition 2: the power or right to give orders or make decisions - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where potency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has the authority to issue warrants
  • deputies are given authorization to make arrests
  • a place of potency in the state

Synonyms for potency in the sense of this definition

(potency is a kind of ...) power to direct or determine

"under control"

(... is a kind of potency ) authority given (in a will or deed) by a donor to a donee to appoint the beneficiaries of the donor's property

(... is a kind of potency ) complete freedom or authority to act

(... is a kind of potency ) the power or authority to command

"an admiral in command"

(... is a kind of potency ) supreme authority; absolute dominion

(... is a kind of potency ) the authority of a lord

(... is a kind of potency ) authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way)

"the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"

(... is a kind of potency ) the authority of a state to govern another state

Definition 3: the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for potency in the sense of this definition

(potency is a kind of ...) the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

Definition 4: the inherent capacity for coming into being - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for potency in the sense of this definition

(potency is a kind of ...) capability of existing or happening or being true

"there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"

(... is a kind of potency ) the state of being not yet evident or active

(... is a kind of potency ) the possibility of future success

"his prospects as a writer are excellent"

(... are attributes of potency) existing in possibility

"a potential problem" "possible uses of nuclear power"

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