transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
to increase or multiply (the effect of a drug or toxin) by the preceding or simultaneous administration of another drug or toxin
Origin of potentiatefrom Classical Latin potentia, potency + -ate, influenced, influence by German potenziren from potenz from Classical Latin potentia
transitive verbpo·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.
Origin of potentiateFrom Latin potentia power ; see potential .