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impotence

[ im-puh-tuhns ]
/ 藞瑟m p蓹 t蓹ns /
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noun
the condition or quality of being impotent; weakness.
chronic inability to attain or sustain an erection for the performance of a sexual act.
sterility, especially in the male.
Obsolete. lack of self-restraint.
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Origin of impotence

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English, variant of impotencie, from Latin impotentia 鈥渓ack of self-control, weakness鈥; see -ence, im-2, potency

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH impotence

1. impetus, impotence 2. importance, impotence
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Medical definitions for impotence

impotence
[ 沫mp蓹-t蓹ns ]

n.
The quality or condition of being impotent.
erectile dysfunction
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