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potency

noun
     
po‧ten‧cy [singular,uncountable]
1 the power that something has to influence people
potency of
the potency of his arguments
The myth of male superiority was losing its potency.
2MD the strength of something, especially a drug, on your mind or body
potency of
the potency of the drug
3 also sexual potency the ability of a man to have sex:
loss of potency after age 40

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