overpotent

adjective over·po·tent \ ˌō-vər-ˈpō-tᵊnt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overpotent

: excessively potent
  • … he was given quantities of belladonna, probably an excellent remedy, but one which proved overpotent in the case of Dr. Marston's delicate and sensitive little boy.
  • —William Sharp

First Known Use of overpotent

1593


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