- the act of drinking
- a drink or draft, esp. of liquor
Origin of potationMiddle English potacion ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin potatio ; from potare, to drink: see potable
- The act of drinking.
- A drink, especially of an alcoholic beverage.
Origin of potationMiddle English potacion, from Old French, from Latin p&omacron;tati&omacron;, p&omacron;tati&omacron;n-, a drinking party, from p&omacron;tatus, past participle of p&omacron;tare, to drink, from p&omacron;tus, a drink; see p&omacron;(i)- in Indo-European roots.