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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.
The powerful grace that lies
In herbs, plants, stones, and their true qualities.
2. (Mining) Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.
Syn: Mighty; strong; potent; forcible; efficacious;
[1913 Webster] -- Pow"er*ful*ly, adv. --
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: 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" [syn:
power, powerfulness] [ant: impotence, impotency,
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