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adjective powerful pronunciation in American English /ˈpaʊrf(ə)l/

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  1. 1
    able to influence or control what people do or think
    The powerful farm lobby is pressuring Congress to change the law.
    Recent events are a powerful argument for gun control.
    a powerful man
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  2. 2
    physically strong
    a powerful athlete
    You need powerful muscles for this.
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    1. a.
      with a lot of physical force
      a powerful nuclear weapon
      a powerful punch
    2. b.
      strong and working well
      They have installed a more powerful engine in the new model.
      a powerful fighting force
    3. c.
      a powerful drug or chemical has a strong effect
      Reports show that nicotine is more powerful than cocaine.
    4. d.
      very loud or bright, or with a strong smell
      a powerful rotten-egg smell

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