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English definition of “impotence”

impotence

noun [U] (SEXUAL PROBLEM)    /ˈɪm.pə.təns/ US  /-t̬əns/
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.Lack of sexual activity specialized medical a medical condition in which a man is unable to have children
(Definition of impotence noun (SEXUAL PROBLEM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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