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Meaning of IMPOTENCE

Pronunciation:  'imputns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble
  2. [n]  an inability (usually of a male) to copulate

IMPOTENCE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: impotency, impotency, powerlessness
 Antonyms: power, powerfulness
 See Also: ED, erectile dysfunction, helplessness, impuissance, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, infertility, male erecticle dysfunction, quality, sterility, uninterestingness, unpersuasiveness, weakness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im"po*tence\, Impotency \Im"po*ten*cy\, n. [L.
impotenia inability, poverty, want of moderation. See
1. The quality or condition of being impotent; want of
   strength or power, animal, intellectual, or moral;
   weakness; feebleness; inability; imbecility.

         Some were poor by impotency of nature; as young
         fatherless children, old decrepit persons, idiots,
         and cripples.                         --Hayward.

         O, impotence of mind in body strong!  --Milton.

2. Want of self-restraint or self-control. [R.] --Milton.

3. (Law & Med.) Want of procreative power; inability to
   copulate, or beget children; also, sometimes, sterility;

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are impotent means a fear of losing power. Maybe you are afraid that you won't measure up to a particular person or task in your life. A more direct interpretation suggest that you may be having problems with sex in your waking life.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Impotence is the habitual inability to obtain/maintain an erection of the penis sufficient for sexual intercourse.
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