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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Impotent


IM'POTENT, adjective [Latin impotens.]

1. Weak; feeble; wanting strength or power; unable by nature, or disabled by disease or accident to perform any act.

I know thou wast not slow to hear,

Nor impotent to save.

2. Wanting the power of propagation, as males.

3. Wanting the power of restraint; not having the command over; as impotent of tongue.

IM'POTENT, noun One who is feeble, infirm, or languishing under disease.