It is clear that potency matters, as Eric and Bonnie Kaplan discovered.
Its core, led by bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri, has lost most of its potency after a decade largely in hiding.
After eight seasons of conditioning, the precision-timed “shocks” have lost a great deal of potency.
potency po·ten·cy (pōt'n-sē)
The quality or condition of being potent.
The pharmacological activity of a compound.