Impotent

Definition of Impotent

Im´po`tent
a.1.Not potent; wanting power, strength. or vigor. whether physical, intellectual, or moral; deficient in capacity; destitute of force; weak; feeble; infirm.
There sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent inhis feet.
- Acts xiv. 8.
O most lame and impotent conclusion!
- Shak.
Not slow to hear,
Nor impotent to save.
- Addison.
2.Wanting the power of self-restraint; incontrolled; ungovernable; violent.
Impotent of tongue, her silence broke.
- Dryden.
3.(Med.) Wanting the power of procreation; unable to copulate; also, sometimes, sterile; barren;
n.1.One who is impotent.

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