overpotent

adjective

over·​po·​tent ˌō-vər-ˈpō-tᵊnt How to pronounce overpotent (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overpotent was in 1593

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“Overpotent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overpotent. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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