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4 definitions found
 for Potent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Potent \Po"tent\, n.
     1. A prince; a potentate. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     2. [See Potence.] A staff or crutch. [Obs.]
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     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.
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     Counter potent (Her.), a fur differing from potent in the
        arrangement of the patches.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Potent \Po"tent\, a. [L. potens, -entis, p. pr. of posse to be
     able, to have power, fr. potis able, capable (akin to Skr.
     pati master, lord) + esse to be. See Host a landlord, Am,
     and cf. Despot, Podesta, Possible, Power,
     Puissant.]
     1. Producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful'
        efficacious; as, a potent medicine. "Harsh and potent
        injuries." --Shak.
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              Moses once more his potent rod extends. --Milton.
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     2. Having great authority, control, or dominion; puissant;
        mighty; influential; as, a potent prince. "A potent
        dukedom." --Shak.
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              Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors. --Shak.
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     3. Powerful, in an intellectual or moral sense; having great
        influence; as, potent interest; a potent argument.
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     Cross potent. (Her.) See Illust. (7) of Cross.
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     Syn: Powerful; mighty; puissant; strong; able; efficient;
          forcible; efficacious; cogent; influential.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  potent
      adj 1: having great influence [syn: potent, powerful]
      2: having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground
         soldier with increasingly potent weapons" [syn: potent,
         strong]
      3: having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent
         toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff
         drink" [syn: potent, strong, stiff] [ant: impotent]
      4: (of a male) capable of copulation [syn: potent, virile]
         [ant: impotent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  145 Moby Thesaurus words for "potent":
     absolute, amorous, armipotent, ascendant, authoritarian,
     authoritative, authorized, autocratic, beefy, bouncing,
     broad-shouldered, carnal, charismatic, charming,
     clothed with authority, cogent, commanding, compelling, competent,
     concentrated, consequential, considerable, controlling, convincing,
     dominant, doughty, duly constituted, dynamic, effective, effectual,
     efficacious, eminent, empowered, enchanting, energetic, erogenic,
     erogenous, erotic, erotogenic, estimable, ex officio, fleshly,
     forceful, forcible, forcy, formidable, full-blooded, full-bodied,
     full-strength, gamic, governing, great, gutsy, gutty, hairychested,
     hale, hard, hard as nails, hardy, he-mannish, hearty, hefty,
     hegemonic, hegemonistic, heterosexual, high-potency, high-powered,
     high-pressure, high-tension, husky, imperative, important,
     impressive, in force, in power, influential, iron-hard,
     irresistible, leading, libidinal, lusty, macho, magnetic, mighty,
     mighty in battle, momentous, monocratic, nervy, nuptial, obstinate,
     official, operative, oversexed, personable, persuasive, powerful,
     preeminent, prepotent, prestigious, procreative, prominent,
     puissant, ranking, red-blooded, reputable, robust, robustious,
     rugged, ruling, senior, sensual, sex, sexed, sexlike, sexual, sexy,
     sound, stalwart, steely, stout, straight, strapping, striking,
     strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, sturdy,
     suasive, substantial, superior, supreme, telling, totalitarian,
     ultramasculine, undersexed, valid, venereal, vigorous, virile,
     viripotent, vital, voluptuous, weighty, winning
  
  

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