potentiate

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verb po·ten·ti·ate \pə-ˈten(t)-shē-ˌāt\

Definition of potentiate

potentiated

;

potentiating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make effective or active or more effective or more active; also :  to augment the activity of (something, such as a drug) synergistically

potentiation

play \-ˌten(t)-shē-ˈā-shən\ noun

potentiator

play \-ˈten(t)-shē-ˌā-tər\ noun

First Known Use of potentiate

1667


Medical Dictionary

potentiate

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transitive verb po·ten·ti·ate \pə-ˈten-chē-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of potentiate

potentiated

;

potentiating

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

potentiation

\-ˌten-chē-ˈā-shən\play noun

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