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Etymology edit

From Middle English pocioun, borrowed from Old French pocion, from Latin pōtiō (a drinking), pōtiōnis, from pōtāre (to drink). Doublet of poison.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pəʊ.ʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊ.ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -əʊʃən
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Noun edit

potion (plural potions)

  1. 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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  • lib (Britain dialectal, Scotland)

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potion (third-person singular simple present potions, present participle potioning, simple past and past participle potioned)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To drug (someone).
    • 1611, Iohn Speed [i.e., John Speed], “Edward the Second, []”, in The History of Great Britaine under the Conquests of yͤ Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. [], London: [] William Hall and John Beale, for John Sudbury and George Humble, [], →OCLC, book IX ([Englands Monarchs] []), paragraph 49, page 561, column 1:
      [T]he yong L. Roger Mortimer, [] hauing corrupted his Keepers, or (as ſome others vvrite) hauing potioned them vvith a ſleepy drinke, eſcaped out of the Tovver of London, getting ouer clearely vvithout any empeachment into France.

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin pōtiōnem. Doublet of poison, which was inherited.

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potion f (plural potions)

  1. potion

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