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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enhancer - anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities; "pretty girls like plain friends as foils"
attention - a general interest that leads people to want to know more; "She was the center of attention"


[ɪnˈhɑːnsəʳ] N (also flavour enhancer) → potenciador m


[ɪnˈhɑːnsər] nexhausteur m flavour enhancer, mood enhancer
References in classic literature ?
At the appointed time was born, not that third in their party to whom Sophie meant to be so kind, but a godling; in beauty, it was manifest, excelling Eros, as in wisdom Confucius; an enhancer of delights, a renewer of companionships and an interpreter of Destiny.
Despite their importance, The properties governing enhancer function and enhancer-promoter loops in the context of the three-dimensional organisation of the genome are still poorly understood.
The chimp enhancer was hooked to a gene that would indicate with a color change where in the body the switch turns on GDF6.
This new build highlights a better Vowel Enhancer, along with some improvements to the user interface.
When a transcription factor binds to a segment of DNA known as an enhancer, it cranks up the activity of the associated gene.
While ChIP-seq is very powerful--can query an entire genome for characteristics associated with enhancer activity in a single experiment--it can fail to identify some enhancers and identify some sites as being enhancers when they really aren't.
Enhancers can be identified through chroma-tin-based assaid, such as ChIP-seq, which predict enhancer elements indirectly based on the enhancer's association with specific epigenomic marks, such as transcription factors or molecular tags on DNA-associated histone proteins.
A major opportunity for store brands to differentiate themselves is to pursue an all-natural liquid water enhancer.
Washington, Nov 27 ( ANI ): A team of researchers has identified a leukemia-specific stretch of DNA called an enhancer element that enables cancerous blood cells to proliferate in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a devastating cancer that is incurable in 70 percent of patients.
Paver Enhancer is a penetrating, water-based treatment that deepens and enriches the color of porous dry cast pavers--creating a matte finish.
Each Vitamin Squeeze Powder Water Enhancer variety contains vitamin C (120% of the daily value), as well as 133, B5, B6 and B12 (100%), D (50%), electrolytes, zinc and chromium.
This juxtaposition enables the enhancer to interact with the nanocluster, transforming it from a dark to a highly fluorescent state.