impotence

Definitions

  • (noun): The quality or condition of being impotent.
  • (noun): See erectile dysfunction.

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Wordnet definitions

  • (noun): an inability (usually of the male animal) to copulate
  • (noun): the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble

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  • A few months ago, I was ordered by some sort of cyber-tracker to remove a post upon penalty of site shutdown because it contained the word "impotence," for Pete's sake.

  • His insurmountable sense of inferiority and long-term impotence made Catherine's one essential task—giving birth to an heir, solidifying the Romanov line through Elizabeth—an impossibility.

  • Everyone knows the only sure remedy for male impotence is the dried, powdered brains of a traditional Chinese herbalist. (don't tell anyone though!)

  • One's sense of impotence is certainly hammered home as one stands by ... not so much impotence with the medical staff, they can be at least chewed out when they're screwing around (living with a doctor has left me with no fear of this), but impotence in the face of what can befall us.

  • The UN was set up to be such a guide, but its impotence is its shame.

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