potentiate (v.) 1817, from L. potentia (see POTENT (Cf. potent)) on model of Ger. potenzieren. Related: Potentiation.

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  • Potentiate — Po*ten ti*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Potentiated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Potentiating}.] To render active or potent. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • potentiate — [pō ten′shē āt΄, pəten′shē āt΄] vt. potentiated, potentiating [< L potentia, POTENCY + ATE1, infl. by Ger potenziren < potenz < L potentia] to increase or multiply (the effect of a drug or toxin) by the preceding or simultaneous… …   English World dictionary

  • potentiate — verb a) To endow with power These anti depressants potentiate the analgesic action of opiates. b) To enhance …   Wiktionary

  • potentiate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1817 to make effective or active or more effective or more active; also to augment the activity of (as a drug) synergistically • potentiation noun • potentiator noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • potentiate — potentiation, n. potentiator, n. /peuh ten shee ayt /, v.t., potentiated, potentiating. 1. to cause to be potent; make powerful. 2. to increase the effectiveness of; intensify. [1810 20; < L potenti(a) power (see POTENCY) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • potentiate — po·ten·ti·ate pə ten chē .āt vt, at·ed; at·ing to make effective or active or more effective or more active also to augment the activity of (as a drug) synergistically po·ten·ti·a·tion .ten chē ā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • potentiate — pÉ™ tenʃɪeɪt v. increase strength, increase intensity; increase ability, increase capability …   English contemporary dictionary

  • potentiate — [pə(ʊ) tɛnʃɪeɪt] verb increase the power or effect of (something such as a drug or physiological reaction). Origin C19: from potent1, on the pattern of substantiate …   English new terms dictionary

  • potentiate — po·ten·ti·ate …   English syllables

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