Meaning of impotence

im•po•tence

Pronunciation: (im'pu-tuns), [key]
— n.
  1. the condition or quality of being impotent; weakness.
  2. chronic inability to attain or sustain an erection for the performance of a sexual act.
  3. sterility, esp. in the male.
  4. lack of self-restraint.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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