verb. increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon).
Example sentences of the word potentiate
1. Verb, base form
However, because their fat content can potentiate acid secretion, you should proceed with caution and avoid consuming them at the end of the day or as part of a large meal.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Avoiding stimulants like caffeine while taking bupropion is recommended because stimulants sometimes potentiate the adverse effects of bupropion.