Potentiate



[puh-ten-shee-eyt] /pəˈtɛn ʃiˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), potentiated, potentiating.
1.
to cause to be potent; make powerful.
2.
to increase the effectiveness of; intensify.
/pəˈtɛnʃɪˌeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to cause to be potent
2.
(med) to increase (the individual action or effectiveness) of two drugs by administering them in combination with each other
v.

1817 (Coleridge) “endow with power,” from Latin potentia “power, might, force” (see potential) + -ate (2) on model of German potenzieren. Related: Potentiated; potentiating; potentiation.

potentiate po·ten·ti·ate (pə-těn’shē-āt’)
v. po·ten·ti·at·ed, po·ten·ti·at·ing, po·ten·ti·ates

po·ten’ti·a’tion n.

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