from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make potent or powerful.
- transitive v. To enhance or increase the effect of (a drug).
- transitive v. To promote or strengthen (a biochemical or physiological action or effect).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To endow with power
- v. To enhance
- v. To increase the potency (of a drug or biochemical agent)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To render active or potent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give power to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon)
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.
Leaders of the accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) prompted by Obamacare believe these new models will potentiate integrative approaches.
Benzodiazepines are believed to potentiate gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) neuronal inhibition.
I am guessing we would do better to look at the circumstances which potentiate HOH attacks, whether domestically or overseas.
A little light and nourishment can potentiate some truly magical creative forces.
They convened two panels of social media mavens, the first comprising creative entrepreneurs crafting new technologies and finding powerful ways to use existing ones to potentiate social change, the second consisting of reporters, teachers and on-air personalities who appear in the media where they face the challenge of embodying health and spiritual understanding while in the bright limelight of public notice.
But in all the millennia of its existence, staph had never become less serious than it had been before—and shortly after it began to cause MRSA pneumonia, the bacterium found a partner to potentiate its lethal attack.
CCARE uses the latest tools of neuroscience to understand the neural, social, and moral bases of compassion and altruism and how to potentiate such behaviors in individuals.