Definition of potentize in English:

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potentize

Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊt(ə)ntʌɪz/
(also potentise)

verb

[with object] rare
1Make stronger or more potent: silica is known to stimulate and potentize immune functions
More example sentences
  • Great emphasis is put on building up soil fertility, but crops are also sprayed with ‘preparations’ of plant and animal substances which are ‘potentised’ or concentrated, rather like homeopathic medicines.
  • A crystal glass fountain that circulates liquid potentized LSD stands in the centre of the hall.
1.1Make (a homeopathic medicine) more powerful by diluting and shaking it: (as adjective potentized) a minute potentized dose of the remedy
More example sentences
  • These individual native plant devic blessings further enhance and potentize the efficacy of the range of native flower essences.
  • I have never heard of a homoeopath using potentised allergens to treat an allergy, although possibly in some cases this might be an effective treatment.
  • That homeopathy, which uses ‘potentized’ substances, has a different rule for its very different preparations is no contradiction of this principle.

Derivatives

potentization

noun
Example sentences
  • Homeopathy is based on the laws of potentization and similars.
  • Homeopaths call this potentisation and the remedies can come in different potencies depending on the number of times they are diluted.
  • It is to be diluted by homeopathic potentization and applied as a spray to the soil, compost pile or manure heap.

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