• WordNet 3.6
    • v potentiate increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon) "potentiate the drug"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Albuquerque, New Mexico it is illegal for cab drivers to reach out and pull potential customers into their cabs.
    • v. t Potentiate To render active or potent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Most people know what pH means, but few people know that it stands for pondus hydrogenii which means potential hydrogen and that each unit is a phidron.
    • potentiate To give power to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Pacific Giant Octopus, the largest octopus in the world, grows from the size of pea to a 150 pound behemoth potentially 30 feet across in only two years, its entire life-span.
    • v.t Potentiate to give power to
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  • Eddie Robinson
    Eddie Robinson
    “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
  • Loius A. Allen
    Loius A. Allen
    “The greatest potential for control tends to exist at the point where action takes place.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others.”
  • Roger Williams
    Roger Williams
    “The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    “In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.”
  • Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
    Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
    “Every man is a potential genius until he does something.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. potenspotis, able, esse, to be.


In literature:

She was married, and marriage put a full stop to the potential adventuring of youth.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Where can we find an anti-slavery organization more potential, and so dignified, as was the convention of American women?
"A Visit To The United States In 1841" by Joseph Sturge
This, like-Wise, represents only a potentiality.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 6, No. 38, December, 1860" by Various
In that potential paradise I may walk among the Cockney humourists, if not an equal, at least a companion.
"All Things Considered" by G. K. Chesterton
There were many Persian, Turkish and Arabian women on the island, wives of the more potential men.
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
How strange it was to know that in her well-shaped little hand there lay such immense potential power!
"From Out the Vasty Deep" by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
A potential saving of at least 20 per cent.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
He deemed Fabrice, in short, a potential if not an actual liberal, and therefore dangerous.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Mr. MUNRO was evidently flattered by this tribute to the martial potentialities underlying his eminently pacific exterior.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, March 19, 1919" by Various
There is no exception to the rule that the whole life, with every tendency, is potential in the original cell.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
Just consider its potentialities!
"The Uttermost Farthing" by R. Austin Freeman
The most potential facts in our lives are usually too insignificant to attract attention.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
The potentialities of our nature seem to be infinite, and our knowledge of them is limited and shallow.
"What Is and What Might Be" by Edmond Holmes
Potentially, our beam still exists, but since we are drawing no power, it has no actual present existence.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
Therefore, whatever has not developed infant potentialities in us, and made them moral qualities, has been experienced in vain.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The difference of potential between the plates was 200 volts.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
Whence sprang, following the line of the trunk, the egg of the universe, pregnant with all potentialities.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Temperature in heat is analogous to potential in electricity.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
Even this, however, presented tremendous potential difficulties to any force.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Potentially, woman's mind has not the capacity of man's.
"The Curse of Education" by Harold E. Gorst

In poetry:

Potential and Subjunctive then
Came forth with doubt and chance:
All fell alike, with all their men,
Before Sir Hornbook's lance.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
Behold potential plenty for us all!
Behold the pauper and the plutocrat!
Behold the signs prophetic of thy fall,
O Dynast of the Fat!
"The Red Winds Come!" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
When she, the mindless clay no more
In Lust's or Fear's potential hands,
Shall range her uncontested lands
Or sister world's befriending shore.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
For that pink of female gender
Tall and shapely was, and slender,
Plump of neck and bust and arms;
While the raiment that invested
Her so jealously suggested
Certain more potential charms.
"Lydia Dick" by Eugene Field
His Indicative some new aggression foreshews—
His Potential means plunder to friends and to foes—
His Subjunctive denotes turning Saints into Cash—
His Optative aims at these Islands a dash:
"The New French Grammar Analysed" by Thomas Stott
At dawn he stood, potential, opulent,
With virile manhood, and emotions keen,
And wonderful with God's creative fire.
At noon he stands, with Love's large fortune spent
In petty traffic, unproductive, mean—
A pauper, cursed with impotent desire.
"The Squanderer" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

If you're reading this, we'll assume that this album's scrawled cover image and potentially offensive title didn't send you scurrying to a page that looked safer.
Forgoing a potentially life-saving medical procedure may be easier at age 94 than age 54, but for my patient George Pollack it was a wrenching decision anyway.
A potentially life threatening kidney ailment is not keeping a player on the Connecticut Sun basketball team off the court.
This paper shares tips on how to get a representative sample of the process gas and avoid potential sources of error caused by incorrect sampling practices.
The agency currently supports voluntary labeling of allergens , relying on its meat, poultry and egg ingredients disclosure requirements to alert consumers of potential allergens .
This weekend could potentially be a very scary one for you and your family.
Hurricane Irene tested the leadership of our elected officials during a potentially devastating crisis.
Bowie County's chief appraiser said the potential layoff of up to 2,000 workers at Red River Army Depot would spell trouble for the area.
But the state of Illinois has more stringent rules for sole-source aquifers , Wehrmann said, and the landfill could potentially lose its state permit that entitles it to store the chemical waste.
Newly released police records show that Winter Springs police knew of potential gang trouble at VFW.
For the second year in a row parents and students of a school that could potentially be closed by the Bedford County School Board are letting their voices be heard.
Lawmakers brace for health law, potential costs.
Sweetwater High School girls tennis coach Roberto Bonilla said at the beginning of the season that his team had the potential to win a South Bay League championship.
Investigators are focusing on three potential causes.
Why he lives in metro Detroit: "I really feel that if I relocate, I would soon regret it — there's so much potential just waiting to be unleashed.".

In science:

The elimination of the fast modes of the dual field performed perturbatively in the strength of the lattice potential always leads to exponential suppression of the small periodic potential by disorder, so that at some smaller cutoff the lattice potential in the theory scales to zero.
Dual theory of the superfluid-Bose glass transition in disordered Bose-Hubbard model in one and two dimensions
Most importantly, while renormalizing to zero the periodic potential together with the random chemical potential generates an additional disorder term, so that at long length scales the dual theory is without the periodic potential term, but contains two different disorder terms.
Dual theory of the superfluid-Bose glass transition in disordered Bose-Hubbard model in one and two dimensions
The potential, which is the convolution of the charge distribution with the logarithmic Coulomb law, gives rise to a potential-potential correlation function that diverges as 1/k2 for small k .
Direct Numerical Observation of Anomalous Diffusion in Random Media
The potential is a superposition of a periodic potential, induced e.g. by a charge density wave or a vortex lattice of a type–II superconductor, and a weak random potential due to impurities.
Transport in a Nearly Periodic Potential with a Magnetic Field
Therefore, the total potential is a superposition of the periodic potential and weak randomness, creating a nearly periodic potential.
Transport in a Nearly Periodic Potential with a Magnetic Field
However, the corresponding randomness in the resulting Dirac fermions is different: the tight-binding model with random potential leads to Dirac fermions with a random mass whereas the network model of the nearly periodic potential leads to Dirac fermions with a random vector potential and a random energy.
Transport in a Nearly Periodic Potential with a Magnetic Field
It turns out to be easier to investigate these limits using the Q-potential than it would be using the F -potential, even though the HHP itself is easier to formulate in terms of the F -potential.
Group structure of the solution manifold of the hyperbolic Ernst equation --- general study of the subject and detailed elaboration of mathematical proofs
We consider the non-hermitian 2D Dirac Hamiltonian with (A): real random mass, imaginary scalar potential and imaginary gauge field potentials, and (B): arbitrary complex random potentials of all three kinds.
gl(N|N) Super-Current Algebras for Disordered Dirac Fermions in Two Dimensions
Vε (u) = (cid:18) 1 u In , we have constructed the ε potential in the small distance limit of three nearby δ potentials and realized in terms of usual δ and ε potentials a three-parameter family of self-adjoint extensions under the assumption of time reversal symmetry.
Continuous Spectra of Generalized Kronig-Penney Model
V (r) which can be for instance either a hard sphere potential, a ‘soft sphere’ potential (V (r) = A/r12 ), or a Lennard-Jones potential (V (r) = A/r12 − B/r6 ).
Statistical Physics of the Glass Phase
The model also yields a static potential which interpolates between the two-dimensional logarithmic potential at small distances and the three-dimensional 1/r-potential at large distances.
Hamiltonians and Green's functions which interpolate between two and three dimensions
This potential has been ignored so far in potential models, but on general grounds it could be as important as the static potential.
Heavy Quarks: Effective Theories, Lattice and Models
Bosefactor (with chemical potential µρ ), and ImDρ depends on temperature, baryonchemical potential µB and possibly other (meson-) chemical potentials.
Pi+ Pi- Emission in High-Energy Nuclear Collisions
Surface potential and metal wavefunctions A realistic and at the same time simple description of VM is attained by using a JJJ potential.13 This potential interpolates between the image potential at long distances and the potential inside the bulk.
Simple model for scanning tunneling spectroscopy of noble metal surfaces with adsorbed Kondo impurities
Even when the realistic JJJ potential is used, lineshapes are found to strongly depend on the sharpness of the surface potential controlled by λ becoming more asymmetric with increasing λ (i. e. for sharper potentials).
Simple model for scanning tunneling spectroscopy of noble metal surfaces with adsorbed Kondo impurities