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Unable to bear fruit, crops or offspring
“Once a crop had failed, the farmers abandoned the impotent land, moving their families and livestock a few miles away to clearcut more jungle and try all over again.”
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Physically unresponsive to amorous cues
“It's a fact that too much depression may make you impotent in the sack.”
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Being prevented from achieving one's aims or goals
“Excessive levels of debt will leave a company impotent in a competitive marketplace.”
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Not producing a desired or effective result
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“The county was undergoing an overwhelmingly expensive and ultimately impotent project in mass transportation.”
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Lacking the power or ability to act effectively
“I do not want an impotent President conducting foreign policy in this country.”
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Weak or lacking the strength to be effective
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“The peasant of today, resigned and impotent in the face of death, has turned fatalistic.”
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(obsolete) Lacking self-restraint or control
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“Then, impotent of tongue, her silence broke. Thus turbulent in rattling tone she spoke.”
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(colloquial) Timid, or showing a lack of courage
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(of a faculty or part of the body) Reduced in quality or efficacy
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Completely overcome or helpless, especially with distress or exhaustion
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Abandoned and helpless
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Lacking in colour, spirit, or vitality
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Castrated or altered
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Abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse
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Lacking strong emotion
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Impossible to control or govern
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Not having the required skills or ability for a given job or task
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A person who is powerless or not able to perform
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