[ puh-ten-shee-eyt ]
/ pəˈtɛn ʃiˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), po·ten·ti·at·ed, po·ten·ti·at·ing.
to cause to be potent; make powerful.
to increase the effectiveness of; intensify.
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British Dictionary definitions for potentiate
/ (pəˈtɛnʃɪˌeɪt) /
to cause to be potent
med to increase (the individual action or effectiveness) of two drugs by administering them in combination with each other
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Medical definitions for potentiate
[ pə-tĕn′shē-āt′ ]
To make potent or powerful.
To enhance or increase the effect of a drug.
To promote or strengthen a biochemical or physiological action or effect.
Other words from potentiatepo•ten′ti•a′tion n.
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