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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.

PronunciationEdit

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

SynonymsEdit

  • lib (Britain dialectal, Scotland)

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VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To drug (someone).
    • 1623, Iohn Speed [i.e., John Speed], The Historie of Great Britaine vnder the Conqvests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. [], 2nd edition, London: [] Iohn Beale, for George Hvmble, [], OCLC 150671135:
      hauing potioned them with a sleepy drinke []

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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potion f (plural potions)

  1. potion

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