Definition of impotence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    impotence

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɪmpətəns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmpətəns//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the inability to change things or influence a situation synonym powerlessness a feeling of impotence in the face of an apparently insoluble problem
  2. 2a condition in which a man is unable to achieve an erection (1) and is therefore unable to have full sex male impotence