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potentiate

[ puh-ten-shee-eyt ]
/ p蓹藞t蓻n 蕛i藢e瑟t /
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Definition of potentiate

verb (used with object), po路ten路ti路at路ed, po路ten路ti路at路ing.
to cause to be potent; make powerful.
to increase the effectiveness of; intensify.
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Origin of potentiate

1810鈥20; <Latin potenti(a) power (see potency) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM potentiate

po路ten路ti路a路tion, nounpo路ten路ti路a路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for potentiate

potentiate
/ (p蓹藞t蓻n蕛瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to cause to be potent
med to increase (the individual action or effectiveness) of two drugs by administering them in combination with each other
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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