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"impotent" in British English

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impotentadjective

uk   /ˈɪm.pə.tənt/  us   /-t̬ənt/
  • 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.
(Definition of impotent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impotent" in American English

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impotentadjective

 us   /ˈɪm·pə·t̬ənt/
lacking the ​power or ​ability to ​change or ​improve a ​situation
impotence
noun [U]  us   /ˈɪm·pət̬·əns/
(Definition of impotent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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