philter

See also: filter

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French philtre, from Ancient Greek φίλτρον ‎(phíltron), from φιλέω ‎(philéō, I love).

NounEdit

philter ‎(plural philters)

  1. A kind of potion, charm, or drug; especially love potion intended to make the drinker fall in love with the giver. [from the 16th c.]

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philter ‎(third-person singular simple present philters, present participle philtering, simple past and past participle philtered)

  1. To impregnate or mix with a love potion.
    to philter a draught
  2. To charm to love; to excite to love or sexual desire by a potion.
    • Government of the Tongue
      Let not those that have repudiated the more inviting sins, shew themselves philtred and bewitched.

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