enhancer

noun
en·​hanc·​er | \ in-ˈhan(t)-sər How to pronounce enhancer (audio) , en-\

Definition of enhancer

1 : one that enhances
2 : a nucleotide sequence that increases the rate of genetic transcription by preferentially increasing the activity of the nearest promoter on the same DNA molecule

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Heidi Klum power-clashed in a leopard-print jacket and some funky patterned pants, a true mood enhancer if there ever was one. Vogue, "5 Airport Style Lessons From Fashion Month’s Off-Duty Stars," 12 Mar. 2019 These are wines that, like many other high-quality sparkling wines, will pair well with a wide array of foods and will be a treat to drink on their own — as apertifs or celebration-enhancers. Michael Austin, The Seattle Times, "Trentodoc is the budget answer to Champagne you need to know," 11 Sep. 2018 For the flower, which unites most sleep-enhancers on the market, has been proven to reduce heart rate and help the muscles in the body relax. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "5 Body Mists That Promise a Better Night’s Sleep—And Glowing Skin in the Morning," 29 July 2018 Some of the theft charges rise to felony status because of a provision in state law known as an elder abuse enhancer that applies in some cases where victims are 60 years or older. Stephanie Morse And Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "More charges filed in what authorities say was snow removal scam targeting seniors," 6 June 2018 His importance to the offense will only be amplified with receiver Julian Edelman suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancers. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Patriots’ Gronkowski beaming after signing restructured deal," 4 Sep. 2018 On top of this, many drugs that aren’t specifically performance enhancers can still improve strength, endurance, and recovery in ways that break the rules. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte broke doping rules. It happens far more than you think.," 24 July 2018 To protect taxpayers from new risks, the credit enhancer’s guarantee would be market-priced and backed by the strength of its balance sheet, which requires banklike capital. Jeb Hensarling, WSJ, "Fannie and Freddie, Make Way for Ginnie Mae," 5 Sep. 2018 In other words, most performance enhancers aren’t meant to help lazy athletes keep up, but instead let hard-working competitors work even harder, and the effects are both mental and physical. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte broke doping rules. It happens far more than you think.," 24 July 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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enhancer

noun
en·​hanc·​er | \ in-ˈhan(t)-sər, en- How to pronounce enhancer (audio) \

Medical Definition of enhancer

: a nucleotide sequence that increases the rate of genetic transcription by increasing the activity of the nearest promoter on the same DNA molecule

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