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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"
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noun improvement, strengthening, heightening, enrichment, increment, embellishment, boost, betterment, augmentation, amelioration He was concerned with the enhancement of the human condition.
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Something added to another for embellishment or completion:
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[ɪnˈhɑːnsmənt] N [of beauty, attraction] → realce m, intensificación f; [of reputation] → mejora f; [of value, powers] → aumento m, incremento m
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[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
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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.
In transcribing these ancient MSS, for the purpose of either making the work their own or preserving what they naturally regard as divine revelations, later writers reverently and accurately copy whatever marks they find upon the papyrus or parchment, to the unspeakable enhancement of the lucidity of the thought and value of the work.
Sapsea's importance has received enhancement, for he has become Mayor of Cloisterham.
Art and luxury have early learned that they must work as enhancement and sequel to this original beauty.
They, saw their armies and navies grow larger and more portentous; some of their ironclads at the last cost as much as the whole annual expenditure upon advanced education; they accumulated explosives and the machinery of destruction; they allowed their national traditions and jealousies to accumulate; they contemplated a steady enhancement of race hostility as the races drew closer without.
Wealth Enhancement Group, an independent wealth management firm that oversees USD 11.8 billion in client assets, has announced its acquisition by funds affiliated with TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm with extensive experience in financial services investing, the company said.
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Without imposition of the sentencing enhancement the sentencing guidelines provided a range of 57 to 71 months.
With more than USD 500m in client assets, Summit is the second acquisition for Wealth Enhancement Group in Wisconsin in a nine-month period, further bolstering the firm's presence in the Upper Midwest region and affirming the continued success of its multi-pronged strategy to become a national wealth management and financial planning brand through both targeted acquisitions and organic growth.

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