verb (used with object), en·hanced, en·hanc·ing.
- engrossed bill,
- enhanced oil recovery,
- enhanced radiation weapon,
Origin of enhance
Examples from the Web for enhancement
The latent period for enhancement of growth depends on the distance of growing region from the root.Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
But this enhancement of life is exhibited not only in extension but in intensity.Outspoken Essays|William Ralph Inge
Art and luxury have early learned that they must work as enhancement and sequel to this original beauty.Essays, Second Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
Breathing on the plant causes an enhancement of growth due to the joint effects of warmth and carbonic acid gas.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
This enhancement, however, of the revenue was only part of his rapacious program.Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt|Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Word Origin for enhance
late 13c., anhaunsen "to raise, make higher," from Anglo-French enhauncer, probably from Old French enhaucier "make greater, make higher or louder; fatten, foster; raise in esteem," from Vulgar Latin *inaltiare, from Late Latin inaltare "raise, exalt," from altare "make high," from altus "high" (see old).
Meaning "raise in station, wealth, or fame" attested in English from c.1300. The -h- in Old French supposedly from influence of Frankish *hoh "high." Related: Enhanced; enhancing.