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(of a male) Sterile.
Middle English from Old French from Latin impotēns impotent- in- not in–1 potēns potent potent
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French impotent, from Latin impotēns, from in- (expresses negation) + potēns (“powerful”).
Instead, she slumped against the wall, defeated by alcohol and impotent rage.
The hostility of the king rendered the council impotent.
But in Protestantism reason and the light of nature are in themselves as impotent as in the Roman Church.
But these people were rendered licentious in revolt or impotent for salutary action by ignorance, by terror, by uneasy dread of the doom declared for heretics and rebels.
He'd last felt the cold sense of impotent rage when he was a child and his family was slaughtered before his eyes.
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