impotence

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French impotence, from Latin impotentia

Noun[edit]

impotence (usually uncountable, plural impotences)

  1. Powerlessness; incapacity.
    • John Milton
      O, impotence of mind in body strong!
  2. Inability to copulate or beget children; sterility, erectile dysfunction, etc.

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Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

impotence f

  1. impotence (inability to copulate or beget children)

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Further reading[edit]

  • impotence in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • impotence in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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Noun[edit]

impotence f (plural impotences)

  1. powerlessness