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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon).

Usage examples (34)
  • potentiate the drug
  • At.this point I was Stared At. Apparently "potentiate" is doctor-speak.
  • Organo-phosphorus compounds although they break down quickly have a dangerous tendency to 'potentiate' one another.
  • The form of the cross is what is called "potentiate", that is, crutched or gibbet-shaped. for more
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