Definition of impotent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    impotent

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    adjective
    NAmE//ˈɪmpət̮ənt//
     
     
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  1. 1having no power to change things or to influence a situation synonym powerless Without the chairman's support, the committee is impotent. She blazed with impotent rage.
  2. 2(of a man) unable to achieve an erection and therefore unable to have full sex
NAmE//ˈɪmpət̮əns//
 
noun [uncountable] a feeling of impotence in the face of an apparently insoluble problem male impotence
 
adverb It irritated him to have to sit impotently in silence.
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