Potion meaning

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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.

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A liquid or liquid mixture, especially one that is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.
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(obsolete) To drug.

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A drink or liquid dose, as of medicine, poison, or a substance thought to have magic power.
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A liquid or liquid mixture, especially one that is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.
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A small portion or dose of a liquid which is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.

He hoped to win the princess's heart by mixing the love potion the witch gave him into her drink.

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Origin of potion

  • Middle English pocion from Old French from Latin pōtiō pōtiōn- pō(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English pocion, from Latin pōtiō (“a drinking"), potionis, from pōtāre (“to drink").

    From Wiktionary