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impotence

im·po·tence

impotence

pronunciation:
Im p tns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition or trait of being impotent; weakness; ineffectiveness.
Due to the impotence of its leadership, the government accomplished very little.
antonyms:
potency, puissance, strength
similar words:
weakness
definition 2: sterility, esp. in a male.
Having mumps as a child can cause impotence in an adult male.