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potentially

[ puh-ten-shuh-lee ]
/ pəˈtɛn ʃə li /
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adverb

possibly but not yet actually: potentially useful information.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of potentially

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at potential, -ly
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