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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Potent  \Po"tent\,  a.  [L.  potens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of  posse  to  be 
  able,  to  have  power,  fr  potis  able,  capable  (akin  to  Skr. 
  pati  master,  lord)  +  esse  to  be  See  {Host}  a  landlord,  {Am}, 
  and  cf  {Despot},  {Podesta},  {Possible},  {Power}, 
  1.  Producing  great  physical  effects;  forcible;  powerful' 
  efficacious;  as  a  potent  medicine.  ``Harsh  and  potent 
  injuries.''  --Shak. 
  Moses  once  more  his  potent  rod  extends.  --Milton. 
  2.  Having  great  authority,  control,  or  dominion;  puissant; 
  mighty;  influential;  as  a  potent  prince.  ``A  potent 
  dukedom.''  --Shak. 
  Most  potent,  grave,  and  reverend  signiors.  --Shak. 
  3.  Powerful,  in  an  intellectual  or  moral  sense  having  great 
  influence;  as  potent  interest;  a  potent  argument. 
  {Cross  potent}.  (Her.)  See  Illust.  (7)  of  {Cross}. 
  Syn:  Powerful;  mighty;  puissant;  strong;  able;  efficient; 
  forcible;  efficacious;  cogent;  influential. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Potent  \Po"tent\,  n. 
  1.  A  prince;  a  potentate.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  2.  [See  {Potence}.]  A  staff  or  crutch.  [Obs.] 
  3.  (Her.)  One  of  the  furs;  a  surface  composed  of  patches 
  which  are  supposed  to  represent  crutch  heads;  they  are 
  always  alternately  argent  and  azure,  unless  otherwise 
  specially  mentioned. 
  {Counter  potent}  (Her.),  a  fur  differing  from  potent  in  the 
  arrangement  of  the  patches. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  having  the  power  to  influence  or  convince;  "a  cogent 
  analysis  of  the  problem";  "potent  arguments"  [syn:  {cogent}, 
  2:  having  or  wielding  force  or  authority;  "providing  the  ground 
  soldier  with  increasingly  potent  weapons"  [syn:  {strong}] 
  3:  having  a  strong  physiological  or  chemical  effect;  "a  potent 
  toxin";  "potent  liquor";  "a  potent  cup  of  tea"  [syn:  {strong}] 
  [ant:  {impotent}] 
  4:  (of  a  male)  able  to  copulate  [syn:  {virile}]  [ant:  {impotent}] 

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