impuissance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French impuissance.

Noun[edit]

impuissance (usually uncountable, plural impuissances)

  1. Impotence, weakness.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ puissance (or possibly from impuissant +‎ -ance).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

impuissance f (plural impuissances)

  1. impotency, helplessness
  2. erectile dysfunction

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