Prepotent Pre*po"tent, a. [L. praepotens. See {Pre-}, and {Potent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Very powerful; superior in force, influence, or authority; predominant. --Plaifere. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) Characterized by prepotency. --Darwin. [1913 Webster]

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  • prepotent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin praepotent , praepotens, from prae + potens powerful more at potent Date: 15th century 1. a. having exceptional power, authority, or influence b. exceeding others in power 2. exhibiting genetic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • prepotent — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. potent, effective, dynamic; see powerful 1 , strong 8 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having preeminent significance: ascendant, dominant, predominant, prevailing, regnant, ruling, supreme. See IMPORTANT …   English dictionary for students

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