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en·hance

 (ĕn-hăns′)
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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Adj.1.enhancive - intensifying by augmentation and enhancement
intensifying - increasing in strength or intensity
2.enhancive - serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body; "cosmetic surgery"; "enhansive makeup"
aesthetical, esthetic, esthetical, aesthetic - concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste; "the aesthetic faculties"; "an aesthetic person"; "aesthetic feeling"; "the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success"
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