noun, plural po·ten·cies for 4–6.
- potemkin village,
- potemkin, grigori aleksandrovich,
- potential cautery,
- potential difference
Origin of potency
Examples from the Web for potency
The problem comes at this point because the liquid loses its potency within an hour even in ideal conditions.Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World|Kent Sepkowitz|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We need to believe that Taylor's actions yesterday are pure, or the transparency loses its potency.Taylor Swift Dumps Spotify, Igniting Turf War Between Spotify and Apple|Dale Eisinger|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If one word—soccer (or football)—sums up Uruguay, two words—Luis Suárez—capture the potency of the Uruguayan game.Uruguay’s Luis Suárez Puts Two Stakes Through England’s Heart|Tunku Varadarajan|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both are literally depictions of magical air, evocative of movement and potency stirring inside a writhing cloud.
It is clear that potency matters, as Eric and Bonnie Kaplan discovered.
Meantime the mystery of the water's potency seems to have been solved.The Book of the National Parks|Robert Sterling Yard
Souvenirs have, in their day, had all the potency of a bargain counter in a popular department store well advertised.A Pirate of Parts|Richard Neville
Yet it forced itself upon her as something living, it roused some potency of her childhood in her, it had some relation to her.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
In her no barriers seemed to have been set up against the potency of drinking.The Boy Grew Older|Heywood Broun
It may be read in two hours, yet every paragraph in it has the potency of spiritual life.Comfort Found in Good Old Books|George Hamlin Fitch
noun plural -tencies or -tences
Word Origin for potency
mid-15c., from Latin potentia "power," from potentem "potent" (see potent).