|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|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|
: "the toxin's potency" "the strength of the drinks"
|Related terms:||power impotent potent|
|3.||[ noun ] the inherent capacity for coming into being|
|Related terms:||possibility prospect latency potential|
|4.||[ noun ] (medicine,sexuality) the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse|