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impotent

adjective uk   /ˈɪm.pə.tənt/ us    /-t̬ənt/

impotent adjective (LACKING POWER)

not having the power or ability to change or improve a situation: You feel so impotent when your child is ill and you cannot help them.

impotent adjective (SEXUAL PROBLEM)

If a man is impotent, he cannot have sex because his penis cannot become hard or stay hard. If a man is impotent, he is unable to have children.
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