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.
Origin of potentiate
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It's clean enough to ask any potentiate of Europe to eat off'n any spot in it.Vacation with the Tucker Twins
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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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.
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