One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Make stronger or more potent.‘silica is known to stimulate and potentize immune functions’
- ‘A crystal glass fountain that circulates liquid potentized LSD stands in the centre of the hall.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 Make (a homeopathic medicine) more powerful by diluting and shaking it.‘a minute potentized dose of the remedy’
- ‘Consequently I had to again visit my Homoeopathic friend, who said no, these tablets were not potentised.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘These individual native plant devic blessings further enhance and potentize the efficacy of the range of native flower essences.’
- ‘When manufacturing homeopathic vaccines, the pathogen is isolated, diluted and shaken in a process known as potentizing.’
- ‘The curative agent must be ‘potentized’ by a series of dilutions and ‘succussions,’ such that not even a molecule of the original substance remains in the ‘remedy.’’
- ‘That homeopathy, which uses ‘potentized’ substances, has a different rule for its very different preparations is no contradiction of this principle.’
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