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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; The power or right to give orders or make decisions; The inherent capacity for coming into being.

Usage examples (31)
  • The herbs have to be harvested at precise times to ensure maximum potency, the fruits picked at exactly the right degree of maturity.
  • A place of potency in the state
  • The toxin's potency
  • Over-the-counter steroid creams, such as hydrocortisone, are low in potency and may not be effective in moderate to severe cases. for more
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