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tr.v. po·ten·ti·at·ed, po·ten·ti·at·ing, po·ten·ti·ates
To make (something, especially a drug or a metabolic or chemical reaction) effective or more effective.
[From Latin potentia, power; see potential.]
1. to cause to be potent
2. (Medicine) med to increase (the individual action or effectiveness) of two drugs by administering them in combination with each other
v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to cause to be potent; make powerful.
2. to increase the effectiveness of; intensify.
Past participle: potentiated
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|Verb||1.||potentiate - increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon); "potentiate the drug"|
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic