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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

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. (obsolete) To drug.
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pōtio, pōtiōnis. Doublet of poison, which was inherited.

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potion m (plural potions)

  1. potion

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