overpotency

potency

[poht-n-see]
noun, plural potencies for 4–6.
1.
the state or quality of being potent.
2.
power; authority.
3.
efficacy; effectiveness; strength.
4.
capacity to be, become, or develop; potentiality.
5.
a person or thing exerting power or influence.
6.
Mathematics, cardinal number ( def 2 ).
Also, potence.


Origin:
1530–40; < Latin potentia. See potent1, -ency

overpotency, noun


1. strength, force, energy, capacity, potential.
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potency or potence (ˈpəʊtənsɪ)
 
n , pl -tencies, -tences
1.  the state or quality of being potent
2.  latent or inherent capacity for growth or development
 
[C16: from Latin potentia power, from posse to be able]
 
potence or potence
 
n
 
[C16: from Latin potentia power, from posse to be able]

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potency po·ten·cy (pōt'n-sē)
n.

  1. The quality or condition of being potent.

  2. The pharmacological activity of a compound.

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