Definition of 'potency'
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Its numbers reduce but their potency is increased. The Sun (2007)Some medicinal drugs aid potency but others may compromise it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Such a move would only reduce its potency and surprise element. Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager (2006)They add a potency to your strength and show others you have all the qualities of a great leader. The Sun (2015)And given its political potency, that can only mean one thing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Well, blow me down with the realisation once again of the potency of cheap music. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We expect verve and endeavour, to win or lose with potency. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Prepare just before using, as they lose their potency when cut. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Online retailers lose their potency if they don't have much to sell. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Once cut, they lose their potency. Food Watch (1994)The aim is to reduce its potency, from fatal disease to chronic illness. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In that era this had a particular political potency, as ownership of property was tied to the right to vote. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you are hearing the same voice all the time, it loses its potency, it loses its edge. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: potency NOUN
Potency is the power and influence that a person, action, or idea has to affect or change people's lives, feelings, or beliefs.
...the extraordinary potency of his personality.
Definition of potency from the Collins English Dictionary
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