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He knows how to destroy a team's most potent weapons. The Sun (2016)It's an extraordinarily powerful and potent image. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The world of rugby needs teams such as France and Argentina as potent forces for the good of the game. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The front remains the most potent military force in the rebel movement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are a potent symbol of our throwaway society and public opinion recognises this. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Winning a great victory is one of the most potent drugs known to humankind. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The case is a potent symbol of our age. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Drugs with potent effects on the brain chemical serotonin seem most effective. Christianity Today (2000)It is a potent symbol of what the competition means. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is a potent symbol of a technological revolution based on science. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The computer remains the most potent symbol of the information revolution of the second half of this century. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)She also injects herself daily with a potent tanning drug to get a rich mahogany glow unattainable from a bottle. The Sun (2011)Is it ethically acceptable for a doctor to give his patients sugar pills and tell them they are potent drugs? PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)We can be a potent force. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is fierce, potent and powerful. The Sun (2009)But it's really a pretty potent chemical. The Sun (2014)The Brazilian remains a potent attacking force and he has a habit of raising himself for the big matches. The Sun (2010)This has meant that potent drugs normally too toxic for human beings can be used to treat cancers because they can be targeted so specifically. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The striker is a raw prospect but has the physique, pace and eye for goal to become a potent force. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The environment is extremely potent. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)Technology itself is proving more potent a force for change than many imagined, now beginning to affect the structures of the industry. The Global Marketplace (1993)No one can take that away, and it is the one thing that is more powerful and potent than any of those outer trappings. Life Without Work (1994)At the opposite extreme, the policy could end up being extremely potent indeed, and lead to an uncontrollable surge in inflation expectations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: potent ADJECTIVE
Something that is potent is very effective and powerful.
...their most potent weapon.
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