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Potent vs. Strong

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Potent

Possessing inner or physical strength; powerful.
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Strong

Having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks
She cut through the water with her strong arms
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Potent

Exerting or capable of exerting strong physiological or chemical effects
Potent liquor.
A potent toxin.
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Strong

Able to withstand force, pressure, or wear
Cotton is strong, hard-wearing, and easy to handle
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Potent

Exerting or capable of exerting strong influence; cogent
Potent arguments.
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Strong

Very intense
A strong smell
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Potent

Having great control or authority
"The police were potent only so long as they were feared" (Thomas Burke).
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Strong

Used after a number to indicate the size of a group
A hostile crowd several thousands strong
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Potent

Able to achieve and maintain an erection that allows for sexual intercourse. Used of a male.
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Strong

Denoting a class of verbs in Germanic languages that form the past tense and past participle by a change of vowel within the stem rather than by addition of a suffix (e.g. swim, swam, swum).
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Potent

Possessing strength.
A potent argument
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Strong

Relating to or denoting the strongest of the known kinds of force between particles, which acts between nucleons and other hadrons when closer than about 10⁻¹³ cm (so binding protons in a nucleus despite the repulsion due to their charge), and which conserves strangeness, parity, and isospin.
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Potent

Powerfully effective.
A potent medicine
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Strong

Physically powerful; capable of exerting great physical force.
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Potent

Having a sharp or offensive taste.
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Strong

Marked by great physical power
A strong blow to the head.
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Potent

(of a male) Able to procreate.
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Strong

In good or sound health; robust
A strong constitution.
A strong heart.
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Potent

Very powerful or effective.
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Strong

Economically or financially sound or thriving
A strong economy.
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Potent

(obsolete) A prince; a potentate.
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Strong

Having force of character, will, morality, or intelligence
A strong personality.
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Potent

(obsolete) A staff or crutch.
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Strong

Having or showing ability or achievement in a specified field
Students who are strong in chemistry.
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Potent

(tincture) A heraldic fur formed by a regular tessellation of blue and white T shapes.
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Strong

Capable of the effective exercise of authority
A strong leader.
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Potent

Producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful' efficacious; as, a potent medicine.
Moses once more his potent rod extends.
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Strong

Capable of withstanding force or wear; solid, tough, or firm
A strong building.
A strong fabric.
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Potent

Having great authority, control, or dominion; puissant; mighty; influential; as, a potent prince.
Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors.
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Strong

Having great binding strength
A strong adhesive.
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Potent

Powerful, in an intellectual or moral sense; having great influence; as, potent interest; a potent argument.
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Strong

Not easily captured or defeated
A strong flank.
A strong defense.
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Potent

A prince; a potentate.
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Strong

Not easily upset; resistant to harmful or unpleasant influences
Strong nerves.
A strong stomach.
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Potent

A staff or crutch.
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Strong

Having force or rapidity of motion
A strong current.
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Potent

One of the furs; a surface composed of patches which are supposed to represent crutch heads; they are always alternately argent and azure, unless otherwise specially mentioned.
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Strong

Persuasive, effective, and cogent
A strong argument.
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Potent

Having the power to influence or convince;
A cogent analysis of the problem
Potent arguments
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Strong

Forceful and pointed; emphatic
A strong statement.
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Potent

Having or wielding force or authority;
Providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons
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Strong

Forthright and explicit, often offensively so
Strong language.
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Potent

Having a strong physiological or chemical effect;
A potent toxin
Potent liquor
A potent cup of tea
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Strong

Extreme; drastic
Had to resort to strong measures.
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Potent

(of a male) able to copulate
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Strong

Having force of conviction or feeling; uncompromising
Strong faith.
A strong supporter.
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Strong

Intense in degree or quality
A strong emotion.
Strong motivation.
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Strong

Having an intense or offensive effect on the senses
Strong light.
Strong vinegar.
Strong cologne.
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Strong

Clear and loud
A strong voice.
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Strong

Readily noticeable; remarkable
A strong resemblance.
A strong contrast.
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Strong

Readily detected or received
A strong radio signal.
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Strong

Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient
Mixed a strong solution of bleach and water.
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Strong

Containing a considerable percentage of alcohol
Strong punch.
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Strong

Powerfully effective
A strong painkiller.
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Strong

Of or relating to a color having a high degree of saturation.
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Strong

Having a specified number of units or members
A military force 100,000 strong.
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Strong

Marked by steady or rising prices
A strong market.
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Strong

Of or relating to those verbs in Germanic languages that form their past tense by a change in stem vowel, and their past participles by a change in stem vowel and sometimes by adding the suffix -(e)n, as sing, sang, sung or tear, tore, torn.
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Strong

Of or relating to the inflection of nouns or adjectives in Germanic languages with endings that historically did not contain a suffix with an n.
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Strong

Stressed or accented in pronunciation or poetic meter. Used of a word or syllable.
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Strong

In a strong, powerful, or vigorous manner; forcefully
A salesperson who comes on too strong.
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Strong

Capable of producing great physical force.
A big strong man; Jake was tall and strong
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Strong

Capable of withstanding great physical force.
A strong foundation; good strong shoes
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Strong

(of water, wind, etc.) Having a lot of power.
The man was nearly drowned after a strong undercurrent swept him out to sea.
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Strong

Determined; unyielding.
He is strong in the face of adversity.
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Strong

Highly stimulating to the senses.
A strong light; a strong taste
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Strong

Having an offensive or intense odor or flavor.
A strong smell
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Strong

Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient.
A strong cup of coffee; a strong medicine
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Strong

(specifically) Having a high alcoholic content.
A strong drink
She gets up, and pours herself a strong one. - Eagles, Lying Eyes
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Strong

(grammar) Inflecting in a different manner than the one called weak, such as Germanic verbs which change vowels.
A strong verb
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Strong

(chemistry) That completely ionizes into anions and cations in a solution.
A strong acid;
A strong base
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Strong

(military) Not easily subdued or taken.
A strong position
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Strong

Having wealth or resources.
A strong economy
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Strong

Impressive, good.
You're working with troubled youth in your off time? That’s strong!
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Strong

Having a specified number of people or units.
The enemy's army force was five thousand strong.
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Strong

(of a disease or symptom) Severe; very bad or intense.
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Strong

Having a wide range of logical consequences; widely applicable. (Often contrasted with a weak statement which it implies.)
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Strong

(of an argument) Convincing.
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Strong

In a strong manner.
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Strong

Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous.
That our oxen may be strong to labor.
Orses the strong to greater strength must yield.
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Strong

Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health.
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Strong

Solid; tough; not easily broken or injured; able to withstand violence; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken; as, a strong beam; a strong rock; a strong fortress or town.
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Strong

Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea.
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Strong

Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants.
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Strong

Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong.
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Strong

Moving with rapidity or force; violent; forcible; impetuous; as, a strong current of water or wind; the wind was strong from the northeast; a strong tide.
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Strong

Adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; striking or superior of the kind; powerful; forcible; cogent; as, a strong argument; strong reasons; strong evidence; a strong example; strong language.
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Strong

Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory.
Her mother, ever strong against that match.
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Strong

Having virtues of great efficacy; or, having a particular quality in a great degree; as, a strong powder or tincture; a strong decoction; strong tea or coffee.
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Strong

Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors.
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Strong

Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent.
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Strong

Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat.
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Strong

Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief.
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Strong

Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent.
He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears.
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Strong

Having great force, vigor, power, or the like, as the mind, intellect, or any faculty; as, a man of a strong mind, memory, judgment, or imagination.
I was stronger in prophecy than in criticism.
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Strong

Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful.
Like her sweet voice is thy harmonious song,As high, as sweet, as easy, and as strong.
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Strong

Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market.
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Strong

Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) by a variation in the root vowel, and the past participle (usually) by the addition of -en (with or without a change of the root vowel); as in the verbs strive, strove, striven; break, broke, broken; drink, drank, drunk. Opposed to weak, or regular. See Weak.
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Strong

Having strength or power greater than average or expected;
A strong radio signal
Strong medicine
A strong man
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Strong

Used of syllables or musical beats
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Strong

Not faint or feeble;
A strong odor of burning rubber
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Strong

Having or wielding force or authority;
Providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons
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Strong

Having a strong physiological or chemical effect;
A potent toxin
Potent liquor
A potent cup of tea
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Strong

Able to withstand attack;
An impregnable fortress
Fortifications that made the frontier inviolable
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Strong

Of good quality and condition; solidly built;
A solid foundation
Several substantial timber buildings
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Strong

Of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection;
`sing' is a strong verb
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Strong

Having a high alcoholic content;
Hard liquor
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Strong

Freshly made or left;
A warm trail
The scent is warm
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Strong

Strong and sure;
A firm grasp
Gave a strong pull on the rope
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