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po·ten·cy

 (pōt′n-sē)
n. pl. po·ten·cies
1. The quality or condition of being potent.
2. Inherent capacity for growth and development; potentiality.

potency

(ˈpəʊtənsɪ) or

potence

n, pl -tencies or -tences
1. the state or quality of being potent
2. latent or inherent capacity for growth or development
[C16: from Latin potentia power, from posse to be able]

po•ten•cy

(ˈpoʊt n si)
n., pl. -cies.
1. the state or quality of being potent; strength.
2. power; authority.
3. capacity to be, become, or develop; potentiality.
4. a person or thing exerting power or influence.
[1530–40; < Latin potentia. See potent1, -ency]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potency - the power or right to give orders or make decisionspotency - the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"
power of appointment - authority given (in a will or deed) by a donor to a donee to appoint the beneficiaries of the donor's property
control - power to direct or determine; "under control"
carte blanche - complete freedom or authority to act
command - the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"
imperium - supreme authority; absolute dominion
lordship - the authority of a lord
muscle - authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way); "the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"
sovereignty - the authority of a state to govern another state
2.potency - capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"
power, powerfulness - 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"
3.potency - the inherent capacity for coming into beingpotency - the inherent capacity for coming into being
possibleness, possibility - capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
latency - the state of being not yet evident or active
prospect, chance - the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent"
4.potency - the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
impotence, impotency - an inability (usually of the male animal) to copulate

potency

noun
1. influence, might, force, control, authority, energy, potential, strength, capacity, mana (N.Z.) the extraordinary potency of his personality
2. persuasiveness, force, strength, muscle, effectiveness, sway, forcefulness, cogency, impressiveness His remarks have added potency given the current situation.
3. power, force, strength, effectiveness, efficacy The potency of the wine increases with time.
4. vigour, puissance Alcohol abuse in men can reduce sexual potency.

potency

noun
1. The state or quality of being physically strong:
2. Capacity or power for work or vigorous activity:
3. The power or capacity to produce a desired result:
Translations
فَعّاليَّه
síla
kraftmagtstyrke
kykypotenssivaltavoima
potencia
kraftur

potency

[ˈpəʊtənsɪ] Npotencia f; [of drink] → fuerza f; [of remedy] → eficacia f (Physiol) → potencia f

potency

[ˈpəʊtənsi] n
(= power) [personality, ideas, symbol, book, film] → force f
[drink] → degré m d'alcool; [drug, poison, chemical] → puissance f
[man] → virilité f
sexual potency → puissance sexuelle

potency

n (of drink, drug, charm etc)Stärke f; (of argument, reason etc)Durchschlagskraft f; (of weapon, combination, image)Schlagkraft f; (of man)Potenz f

potency

[ˈpəʊtnsɪ] n (see adj) → potenza, validità; (of drink) → forza

potent

(ˈpəutənt) adjective
powerful; strong. a potent drink.
ˈpotency noun

po·ten·cy

n. fuerza, potencia, potencia sexual.

potency

n (pl -cies) potencia
References in classic literature ?
Anxious to know the worst, and willing, in such an emergency, to try the potency of gold he overcame his reluctance to speak to Magua.
But now her spirit resembled, in its potency, a minute quantity of ottar of rose in one of Hepzibah's huge, iron-bound trunks, diffusing its fragrance through the various articles of linen and wrought-lace, kerchiefs, caps, stockings, folded dresses, gloves, and whatever else was treasured there.
He therefore still kept up a familiar intercourse with him, daily receiving he old physician in his study, or visiting the laboratory, and, for recreation's sake, watching the processes by which weeds were converted into drugs of potency.
So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.
Wherefore I diligently pretended, unto this and that and the other one, that your power against the sun could not reach its full until the morrow; and so if any would save the sun and the world, you must be slain to-day, while your enchantments are but in the weaving and lack potency.
As if in the superhuman energy of his utterance there had been found the potency of a spell--the huge antique panels to which the speaker pointed, threw slowly back, upon the instant, their ponderous and ebony jaws.
At last, however, the narcotic began to manifest its potency, and she fell into a deep sleep.
There"--and he shuddered--"there hangs her mantle, on which a dead woman embroidered a spell of dreadful potency.
Gathering in Green River valley Visitings and feastings of leaders Rough wassailing among the trappers Wild blades of the mountains Indian belles Potency of bright beads and red blankets Arrival of supplies Revelry and extravagance Mad wolves The lost Indian
Like a subtle and mysterious elixir poured into the perishable clay of successive generations, it grows in truth, splendour, and potency with the march of ages.
When Georgiana recovered consciousness she found herself breathing an atmosphere of penetrating fragrance, the gentle potency of which had recalled her from her deathlike faintness.
He mentally lifted up this vow as if it would urge the result he longed for-- he tried to believe in the potency of that prayerful resolution-- its potency to determine death.