Meaning of “impotence” in the English Dictionary

"impotence" in British English

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impotencenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɪm.pə.təns/ us /ˈɪm.pə.t̬əns/

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

(Definition of “impotence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)