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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without power)
a. impotent
Cada vez que veo a un mendigo pidiendo dinero me siento impotente.Every time I see a beggar asking for money I feel impotent.
b. helpless
Los padres se sentían impotentes al no poder hacer nada para aliviar el sufrimiento de su hijo.The parents felt helpless at not being able to do anything to ease their son's suffering.
c. powerless
Las tropas se veían impotentes para detener el avance del enemigo.The troops were powerless to hold back the enemy advance.
2. (medicine)
a. impotent
Muchos hombres impotentes no quieren ir al urólogo porque les da vergüenza.Many impotent men don't want to visit their urologist because they feel embarrassed.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. impotent
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. impotent man
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1 (para hacer algo) impotent; helpless
2 (Med) impotent
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