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Definition 1: having a strong physiological or chemical effect - [adjective denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for potent in the sense of this definition

(potent is similar to ...) having equal strength or efficacy

(potent is similar to ...) able to many things

"multipotent drugs"

(means also ...) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

"an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation" "effective teaching methods" "effective steps toward peace" "made an effective entrance" "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action" "an efficacious law"

(means also ...) capable of reproducing

(means also ...) having great power or force or potency or effect

"the most powerful government in western Europe" "his powerful arms" "a powerful bomb" "the horse's powerful kick" "powerful drugs" "a powerful argument"

(... are attributes of potent) capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

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

Definition 2: (of a male) capable of copulation - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for potent in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: having great influence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for potent in the sense of this definition

(potent is similar to ...) having or exercising influence or power

"an influential newspaper" "influential leadership for peace"

Definition 4: having or wielding force or authority - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons

Synonyms for potent in the sense of this definition

(potent is similar to ...) having great power or force or potency or effect

"the most powerful government in western Europe" "his powerful arms" "a powerful bomb" "the horse's powerful kick" "powerful drugs" "a powerful argument"

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