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Definition of Potency


  1. The quality or state of being potent; physical or moral power; inherent strength; energy; ability to effect a purpose; capability; efficacy; influence.

Potency Quotations

Palestine is our unforgettable historic home. The very name would be a force of marvelous potency for summoning our people together.
Theodor Herzl

I mean, what is racism? Racism is a projection of our own fears onto another person. What is sexism? It's our own vulnerability about our potency and masculinity projected as our need to subjugate another person, you know? Fascism, the same thing: People are trying to untidy our state, so I legislate as a way of controlling my environment.
Gary Ross

The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency - half tiger, half poet.
Yehudi Menuhin

If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.
Ralph Ellison

There's real potency in metal. Metal fans love metal as if it's a nation they would fight for. It's not diluted by pop culture.
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Potency Translations

potency in German is Macht, Zeugungskraft
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