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poh tuhn see

  • n  the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    a place of potency in the state
  • n  capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    the toxin's potency
  • n  the inherent capacity for coming into being
  • n  the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse

  • Next, they gave him high-potency formulations of iron supplements and vitamins, plus "industrial doses" of a blood-building drug, synthetic erythropoietin, that stimulates the bone .
  • The active ingredient in that mold, which Fleming named penicillin, turned out to be an infection-fighting agent of enormous potency.
  • Attributing the 28-point gap between potency and closeness to possible sampling errors, he predicted that "social potency will drop and social closeness will creep up.
News & Articles

  • Why Democrats should listen to Joe Biden
    Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and the potential potency of the "too extreme" message.
    June 12, 2013 - Washington Post
  • Training teaches dogs rattlesnake avoidance
    ELKO — Rattlesnake bites vary in potency, but shouldn’t be taken lightly.
    June 10, 2013 - Elko Daily Free Press
  • Farmers turn to organic growing
    Carol Roberts' father was a traditional industrial farmer in Howard County for 39 years. Like most row-crop operations, he sprayed pesticides, herbicides and other high-potency chemicals on his... Read more at www.WISHTV.com
    June 9, 2013 - WISH-TV Indianapolis

  • Stewart Holbrook in FOXNews
    The late historian Stewart Holbrook writes that it measured exactly 684 feet, "a kind of symbol of local greatness and potency" worth fighting over.
  • Xabi Alonso in The Canadian Press
    Fernando brings so much potency with his speed, how he finishes off in front of goal and the calmness he brings us up front,Alonso said. "I think his knee problems are in the past."
  • Damien Fleming in Hindu
    You tend to lose a lot of potency when you're injured and that's been the test for 'Freddie' over the last 12 to 18 months,Fleming said.

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