Producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful' efficacious; as, a potent medicine.
- Possessing inner or physical strength; powerful.
- Exerting or capable of exerting strong physiological or chemical effects: potent liquor; a potent toxin.
- Exerting or capable of exerting strong influence; cogent: potent arguments.
- Having great control or authority: "The police were potent only so long as they were feared” ( Thomas Burke).
- Able to perform sexual intercourse. Used of a male.