Meaning of “impotent” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective uk us /ˈɪmpətənt/

An impotent man is unable to have sex because his penis does not become or stay hard.


not having the power or strength to do anything to change a situation:

When your child is ill, you feel so impotent.
impotence uk us /ˈɪmpətəns/ noun [ U ]

(Definition of “impotent” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)