1. [ noun ] possession of controlling influence
Synonyms: power powerfulness

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

Related terms: powerlessness quality interest influence control effectiveness disposal legal_power alchemy persuasiveness free_will sway veto authorization preponderance repellant stranglehold reins valence puissance irresistibility valence powerful powerless
2. [ noun ] capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
Synonyms: effectiveness strength

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

Related terms: power impotent potent
3. [ noun ] the inherent capacity for coming into being
Synonyms: potential potentiality
Related terms: possibility prospect latency potential
4. [ noun ] (medicine,sexuality) the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
Related terms: physiological_state
Similar spelling:   poutingly