- 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: Middle English pocion from Old French from Classical Latin potio from potare, to drink: see potable
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Origin: Middle English pocion, from Old French, from Latin pōtiō, pōtiōn-; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.
potion - Medical Definition