Translation of impotent in Spanish:

impotent

Pronunciation: /ˈɪmpətənt/

adj

  • 1.1 (powerless) impotente
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    • Yet it happened, and he felt helpless, powerless, and impotent.
    • The end result is that we not only feel frightened - we often feel unable to respond, and feel powerless and impotent as individuals.
    • Thus, they are impotent, powerless to confront the current regime.
    1.2 (sexually) impotente
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    • He is impotent and unable to satisfy his estranged wife.
    • Rumours of his extraordinary sexual powers spread and multiplied, though they were probably nonsense - there seems more evidence, indeed, to suggest that he was sexually impotent.
    • He's not impotent or physically handicapped, he just isn't very interested and says there is more to a relationship than sex.

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