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potent (adj.)

early 15c., from Latin potentem (nominative potens) "powerful," present participle of *potere "be powerful," from potis "powerful, able, capable; possible;" of persons, "better, preferable; chief, principal; strongest, foremost," from PIE root *poti- "powerful; lord." Meaning "having sexual power" is first recorded 1899.

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Definitions of potent from WordNet

potent (adj.)
having great influence;
Synonyms: powerful
potent (adj.)
having or wielding force or authority;
providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons
Synonyms: strong
potent (adj.)
having a strong physiological or chemical effect;
potent liquor
a potent cup of tea
a potent toxin
Synonyms: strong / stiff
potent (adj.)
(of a male) capable of copulation;
Synonyms: virile
From wordnet.princeton.edu