Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: potency
IPA transcription: [p'oʊtənsi]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: authority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-so
    Meaning: the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"
  • Synonyms: potency, effectiveness, strength
    Meaning: capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"
Usage examples
  • In such a case we have at once to resort to a very high potency of Sulphur.
  • Even, it seemed to me, I could note a faint, clear odor of innocent potency.
  • The Egyptians obtained from that sacred land incense-bearing trees which had magical potency.
  • The weeping ceremonies in connection with agricultural rites were no doubt believed to be of magical potency; they encouraged the god to weep creative tears.
  • The hymn, which bears the name of the Sakvari¯ song, was believed to embody the might of Indra's weapon, the thunderbolt; and hence, on account of the dreadful and dangerous potency with which it was thus charged, the bold student who essayed to master it had to be isolated from his fellow-men, and to retire from the village into the forest.