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polyvalent (pol-ee-VAY-luhnt) adjective
1. Having many layers, meanings, values, etc.; multifaceted.
2. (In chemistry) Having multiple valences.
3. (In medicine or biology) Effective against multiple agents.
[From poly- (many) + -valent (having a valence), from Latin valere (to be strong). Ultimately, it derives from the same Indo-European root wal- (to be strong) as the words valiant, avail, valor, value, valetudinarian, countervail, and wieldy.]
See more usage examples of polyvalent in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
"A native of Port-au-Prince, he (Jean-Claude Garoute) began his career as
a child. He developed as a polyvalent artist, working in various media
and developing teaching techniques."
"A team of polyvalent German women has won in all four World Cup
disciplines, with Seizinger alone winning eight races in downhill,
super-G and giant slalom."
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. -H.G. Wells, writer (1866-1946)