impotence Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "impotence" - English Dictionary

See all translations

impotencenoun [U]

uk   /ˈɪm.pə.təns/  us   /-t̬əns/

impotence noun [U] (LACK OF POWER)

lack of power to change or improve a situation: political impotence a sense of impotence

impotence noun [U] (SEXUAL PROBLEM)

specialized medical a medical condition in which a man cannot have sex because his penis cannot become hard or stay hard: Men sometimes suffer from impotence after a serious illness. specialized medical a medical condition in which a man is unable to have children
Translations of “impotence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無力量, 無能力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无力量, 无能力…
(Definition of impotence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of impotence?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More