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

Examples of enhancer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As wine isn’t a common ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine, coconut water plays the role of flavor enhancer. Giao Chau, Bon Appétit, "Anything Water Can Do, Coconut Water Can Do Better," 3 Dec. 2020 Gregory Kirst, 49, was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, with a hate crime enhancer, on Sept. 3 in Ozaukee County Circuit Court. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Mequon man has pleaded not guilty to removing a Biden sign from his neighbors' yard and yelling anti-Semitic slurs at them," 24 Sep. 2020 More than monosodium glutamate, the most effective flavor enhancer to commandeer my taste buds is nostalgia. Los Angeles Times, "Twenty years later, the memory of Thanksgiving leftovers in Ensenada still nourishes the soul," 19 Nov. 2020 Finally, Apple is making a big deal out of how its videos can now be shot with Dolby Vision, a production enhancer that brings more clarity and color to films viewed on your smart TV. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "iPhone 12 and 12 Pro first impressions: It's zippier, with an amazing camera," 21 Oct. 2020 During a status hearing on her case Wednesday, held via Zoom, her attorney, Jason Luczak, filed motions to strike the hate crime enhancer from the disorderly conduct charge and for a change of venue. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Woman charged with spitting at Black teen protester asks to move case out of Milwaukee County, drop hate crime enhancer," 17 Sep. 2020 The president on Monday also repeated his demand that Biden take some sort of drug test, asserting without evidence that the Democratic nominee was somehow using a performance enhancer. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Trump, Biden prepare to debate at time of mounting crises," 29 Sep. 2020 Disorderly conduct is a Class B misdemeanor, but with a hate crime enhancer that raises the maximum penalty to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine — if prosecutors prove the action was racially motivated. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Woman charged with spitting at Black teen protester asks to move case out of Milwaukee County, drop hate crime enhancer," 17 Sep. 2020 Gardening in orbit seems to be a mood enhancer and could lead to asteroid belt borscht. Steve Mirsky, Scientific American, "Our Health Depends on Our Homes and Work Spaces," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of enhancer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Enhancer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enhancer. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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