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tr.v. en·hanced, en·hanc·ing, en·hanc·es
To improve or augment, especially in effectiveness, value, or attractiveness: exercises that enhance cardiovascular health; spices that enhance the flavor of a sauce; renovations that enhance the neighborhood.

[Middle English enhauncen, from Anglo-Norman enhauncer, variant of Old French enhaucier, from Vulgar Latin *inaltiāre, from Late Latin inaltāre : Latin in-, causative pref.; see en-1 + Latin altus, high; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

en·hance′ment n.
en·hanc′er n.
en·hanc′ive adj.
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Noun1.enhancement - an improvement that makes something more agreeable
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"


noun improvement, strengthening, heightening, enrichment, increment, embellishment, boost, betterment, augmentation, amelioration He was concerned with the enhancement of the human condition.


Something added to another for embellishment or completion:


[ɪnˈhɑːnsmənt] N [of beauty, attraction] → realce m, intensificación f; [of reputation] → mejora f; [of value, powers] → aumento m, incremento m


[ɪnˈhɑːnsmənt] n
(= improvement) [quality, appearance, condition] → amélioration f
image enhancement (by computer)retouche f d'images
digital enhancement → retouche f numérique
breast enhancement → augmentation f mammaire
(FINANCE) (to pension, salary)majoration f


n. aumento de un efecto tal como el de radiaciones por oxígeno u otro elemento químico.
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My memory of the Law, of the two dead sailors, of the ambuscades of the darkness, of the body in the canebrake, haunted me; and, unnatural as it seems, with my return to mankind came, instead of that confidence and sympathy I had expected, a strange enhancement of the uncertainty and dread I had experienced during my stay upon the island.
Bounderby was obliged to get up from table, and stand with his back to the fire, looking at her; she was such an enhancement of his position.
The advantages of natural folly in a beautiful girl have been already set forth by the capital pen of a sister author; and to her treatment of the subject I will only add, in justice to men, that though to the larger and more trifling part of the sex, imbecility in females is a great enhancement of their personal charms, there is a portion of them too reasonable and too well informed themselves to desire anything more in woman than ignorance.
The king will then command all those present to essay it, and none will bring it to an end and conclusion save the stranger knight, to the great enhancement of his fame, whereat the princess will be overjoyed and will esteem herself happy and fortunate in having fixed and placed her thoughts so high.
enhancement of the lucidity of the thought and value of the work.

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