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 for powerful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Powerful \Pow"er*ful\, a.
     1. Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any
        kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, a powerful
        man or beast; a powerful engine; a powerful argument; a
        powerful light; a powerful vessel.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The powerful grace that lies
              In herbs, plants, stones, and their true qualities.
                                                    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mining) Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Mighty; strong; potent; forcible; efficacious;
          energetic; intense.
          [1913 Webster] -- Pow"er*ful*ly, adv. --
          Pow"er*ful*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  powerful
      adv 1: (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree;
             "the baby is mighty cute"; "he's mighty tired"; "it is
             powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"; "they
             have a right nice place"; "they rejoiced mightily" [syn:
             mighty, mightily, powerful, right]
      adj 1: 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" [ant:
             powerless]
      2: strong enough to knock down or overwhelm; "a knock-down blow"
         [syn: knock-down(a), powerful]
      3: having great influence [syn: potent, powerful]
      4: (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged
         and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer";
         "powerful arms" [syn: brawny, hefty, muscular,
         powerful, sinewy]
      5: displaying superhuman strength or power; "herculean
         exertions" [syn: herculean, powerful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  144 Moby Thesaurus words for "powerful":
     absolute, acid, armipotent, ascendant, authoritarian,
     authoritative, authorized, autocratic, beefy, biting, bouncing,
     charismatic, charming, clothed with authority, cogent, commanding,
     compelling, competent, comprehensive, consequential, considerable,
     controlling, corrosive, cutting, deep, dominant, doughty, driving,
     duly constituted, dynamic, effective, effectual, efficacious,
     eminent, empowered, enchanting, energetic, estimable, ex officio,
     exhaustive, forceful, forcible, forcy, formidable, full,
     full-blooded, full-strength, governing, grand, grave, great, gutsy,
     gutty, hale, hard, hard as nails, hardy, hearty, heavy, hefty,
     hegemonic, hegemonistic, high, high-potency, high-powered,
     high-pressure, high-tension, husky, imperative, important,
     impressive, in force, in power, incisive, influential, intense,
     iron-hard, irresistible, leading, lusty, magnetic, main, maximum,
     mighty, mighty in battle, momentous, monocratic, mordant, nervous,
     nervy, obstinate, official, operative, penetrating, personable,
     persuasive, piercing, plenary, poignant, potent, preeminent,
     prepotent, prestigious, prominent, puissant, punchy, ranking,
     red-blooded, reputable, resilient, robust, robustious, rugged,
     ruling, senior, sensational, serious, sinewed, sinewy, slashing,
     stalwart, steely, stout, strapping, striking, strong,
     strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, sturdy, suasive,
     substantial, superior, supreme, telling, total, totalitarian,
     tough, trenchant, valid, vigorous, vital, weighty, winning
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  PowerFuL
  
      A language combining functional programming and
     logic programming, using "angelic Powerdomains".
  
     (1998-06-30)
  

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