- The definition of a potion is an amount of liquid medicine, a poison or a magical treatment.
An example of a potion is an herbal tincture thought to make someone fall in love with the person who gives it to them.
Origin of potionMiddle English pocion ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin potio ; from potare, to drink: see potable
Origin of potionMiddle English pocion, from Old French, from Latin pōtiō, pōtiōn-; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present potions, present participle potioning, simple past and past participle potioned)
- (obsolete) To drug.
From Middle English pocion, from Latin pÅtiÅ (“a drinking"), potionis, from pÅtÄre (“to drink").