I noun ability, authoritativeness, authority, brawn, caliber, capability, clout, command, competence, control, effect, effectiveness, efficacy, energy, faculty, force, function, influence, intensity, main force, might, mightiness, muscle, omnipotence, potential, potentiality, power, powerfulness, predominance, pressure, prestige, puissance, quality, stamina, strength, sway, validity, vigor, virility, virtue, weight II index caliber (quality), clout, competence (ability), dint, efficiency, faculty (ability), force (strength), influence, leverage, main force, potential, power, prestige, puissance, quality (excellence), sinew, strength, validity, weight (importance)

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  • potency — [pōt′ n sē] n. pl. potencies [L potentia] 1. the state or quality of being potent, or the degree of this; power; strength 2. capacity for development; potentiality: Also, esp. for POTENCY sense 1, potence SYN. STRENGTH …   English World dictionary

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  • potency — po|ten|cy [ˈpəutənsi US ˈpou ] n [singular,U] 1.) the power that something has to influence people potency of ▪ the potency of his arguments ▪ The myth of male superiority was losing its potency. 2.) the strength of something, especially a drug,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • potency — [[t]po͟ʊt(ə)nsi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with supp Potency is the power and influence that a person, action, or idea has to affect or change people s lives, feelings, or beliefs. They testify to the extraordinary potency of his personality... All… …   English dictionary

  • potency — 1. Power, force, or strength; the condition or quality of being potent. 2. Specifically, sexual p.. 3. In therapeutics, the relative pharmacologic activity of a dose of a compound compared with the dose of a diff …   Medical dictionary

  • potency — UK [ˈpəʊt(ə)nsɪ] / US [ˈpoʊt(ə)nsɪ] noun Word forms potency : singular potency plural potencies 1) [countable] the strength of a medicine, drug, or chemical Improper storage may decrease the potency of the drug. 2) [uncountable] the physical… …   English dictionary

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