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1. Lacking physical strength or vigor; weak.
2. Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless: "Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent" (Freeman J. Dyson).
3. Incapable of sexual intercourse because of an inability to achieve or sustain an erection.
4. Obsolete Lacking self-restraint.

im′po·tent·ly adv.


adjective Unable to achieve or maintain an erection.


 Medtalk adjective Referring to impotence


Unable to achieve or maintain an erection of the penis.
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References in classic literature ?
But, once down, he would writhe on the deck, gnashing his teeth in impotent rage - which was pretty horrible to behold.
I have still a youthful air, it is true, but I feel old, and within six months I am certain I shall be broken down, gouty, impotent.
But there passed across his vision an image of a haggard little septuagenarian taking measured sips of a glass of sugar and water and finding them quite impotent to sweeten his desolation.
Of course I shall affeeliate myself to their camp in supernumerary capacity as perhaps interpreter, or person mentally impotent and hungree, or some such thing.
The mountainous surges suggest the idea of innumerable dumb gigantic fiends struggling in impotent agony.
she demanded, a-tremble with rage and a sense of impotent helplessness, as, avoiding her quick movement, Martin went into the bedroom.
In a minute they were feathered with them, and yet with no sign of pain they clawed and slobbered with impotent rage at the steps which would lead them to their victims, mounting clumsily up for a few yards and then sliding down again to the ground.
If I sit here thinking of him," snarls the old man, holding up his impotent ten fingers, "I want to strangle him now.
As one man they turned at my request and filed, silent and threatening, past the soldiers of Zat Arras, Jed of Zodanga, who stood scowling in impotent rage.
I was cool no longer; where I had relied on practical direction I was baffled and hindered and driven mad; on my honor believe I was little less for some moments, groaning, cursing, and beating the air with impotent fists - in one of them my poor love's letter crushed already to a ball.
that journals so voluminously begun should come to so lame and impotent a conclusion as most of them did
Even the enemy was the same as at Austerlitz and Friedland- yet the terrible stroke of his arm had supernaturally become impotent.