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1A person or thing that enhances something:‘a sweetener and flavour enhancer’
- ‘The specialist equipment has a host of features including seats with back support, wheelchair access, safety straps and visual enhancers.’
- ‘In the medical profession the wonder drugs that bring back memory or improve it for anything between two and six years are called cognitive enhancers.’
- ‘The challenge was to develop applications in communications and entertainment or productivity enhancers which showed a combination of innovativeness, quality and usability.’
- ‘He was serious, too, claiming that society must distinguish between known menaces like heroin and cocaine, and alleged performance enhancers.’
- ‘Is it proof that while Italy and Holland have had major problems with performance enhancers this part of the world is now cheat-free?’
- ‘While performance enhancers can build a body to Herculean standards, they do not necessarily strengthen the heart within that body.’
- ‘These upgrades are major quality-of-life enhancers for the likes of me.’
- ‘That only leaves the readily available cognitive enhancers caffeine and nicotine.’
- ‘Because of their caffeine content, coffee, tea and cocoa were used as awareness enhancers in some older religions.’
- ‘It is a powerful antidote to despair in bad times and an enhancer of pleasure in good times.’
- ‘The tragedy is that these are doomed to failure because they are in no way, enhancers of resources.’
- ‘For growers of fruit, cereals and vegetables this provides new market opportunities, but they will have to be able to guarantee good crop yields without the phosphate-based growth enhancers used currently.’
- 1.1Genetics A DNA sequence that increases the level of transcription of a gene that is located nearby on the same chromosome.
- ‘Both mutations are caused by the presence of the gypsy insulator between the enhancer and promoter sequences of the cut and yellow genes.’
- ‘Hence, selective events occurring in one region of the genome would be facilitated if there were an enhancer of recombination nearby.’
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