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Dictionary definition for: Powerful

1. (a) having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe" "his powerful arms" "a powerful bomb" "the horse''s powerful kick" "powerful drugs" "a powerful argument"

2. (r) (Southern regional intensive) very; "the baby is mighty cute" "he''s mighty tired" "it is powerful humid" "that boy is powerful big now" "they have a right nice place"

3. (s) strong enough to knock down or overwhelm; "a knock-down blow"

4. (s) having the power to influence or convince; "a cogent analysis of the problem" "potent arguments"

5. (s) (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete" "a muscular boxer" "powerful arms"

6. (s) displaying superhuman strength or power; "herculean exertions"

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