potentiate

verb
po·​ten·​ti·​ate | \pə-ˈten(t)-shē-ˌāt \
potentiated; potentiating

Definition of potentiate 

transitive verb

: to make effective or active or more effective or more active also : to augment the activity of (something, such as a drug) synergistically

Other Words from potentiate

potentiation \pə-​ˌten(t)-​shē-​ˈā-​shən \ noun
potentiator \pə-​ˈten(t)-​shē-​ˌā-​tər \ noun

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1667, in the meaning defined above

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potentiate

transitive verb
po·​ten·​ti·​ate | \pə-ˈten-chē-ˌāt \
potentiated; potentiating

Medical Definition of potentiate 

: to make effective or active or more effective or more active also : to augment the activity of (as a drug) synergistically

Other Words from potentiate

potentiation \-​ˌten-​chē-​ˈā-​shən \ noun

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