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im·po·tence

 (ĭm′pə-təns) also im·po·ten·cy (-tən-sē)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being impotent.

im•po•tence

(ˈɪm pə təns)

also im′po•ten•cy,



n.
the condition or quality of being impotent.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]

impotence

, sterility - Impotence is the male's inability to copulate or get an erection; sterility is the inability of either a male or female to procreate.
See also related terms for inability.

impotence

Inability to maintain an erection and so have sexual intercourse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impotence - the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
helplessness, impuissance, weakness - powerlessness revealed by an inability to act; "in spite of their weakness the group remains active"
unpersuasiveness - inability to persuade
uninterestingness - inability to capture or hold one's interest
voicelessness - having no voice in the management or control of affairs; "the voicelessness of those who live in situations of hopelessness"
paper tiger - the nature of a person or organization that appears powerful but is actually powerless and ineffectual; "he reminded Mao that the paper tiger had nuclear teeth"
ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness - lacking the power to be effective
2.impotence - an inability (usually of the male animal) to copulate
ED, erectile dysfunction, male erecticle dysfunction - impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
infertility, sterility - the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
potence, potency - the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse

impotence

impotence

noun
The condition or state of being incapable of accomplishing or effecting anything:
Translations

impotence

[ˈɪmpətəns] N (gen) → impotencia f

impotence

[ˈɪmpətəns]
n
(= powerlessness) → impuissance f
(= sexual problem) → impuissance f
modif [drug, pill, treatment] → contre l'impuissance

impotence

n
(sexual) → Impotenz f
(fig)Schwäche f, → Machtlosigkeit f
(physical) → Schwäche f, → Kraftlosigkeit f

impotence

[ˈɪmpətns] n (frm) (Med) → impotenza

im·po·tence

, impotency
n. impotencia, incapacidad de tener o mantener una erección.

impotence

n (ant, sexual) disfunción f eréctil, impotencia (sexual)