potion


potion
po|tion [ˈpəuʃən US ˈpou-] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin potio 'drink', from potare 'to drink']
1.) literary a drink intended to have a special or magical effect on the person who drinks it, or which is intended to poison them
a magic potion
a love potion
2.) a medicine, especially one that seems strange or old-fashioned

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(especially of medicine), , ,


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  • potion — [ posjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVIe; « boisson » XIIe; lat. potio (→ poison) ♦ Vieilli Médicament liquide, le plus souvent préparé sur ordonnance, et destiné à être bu. « Une cuillerée à café de potion » (Bosco). Cette potion a un goût infect. Mod. Loc.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • potion — POTION. s. f. Boisson, breuvage. Il ne se dit guere qu en termes de Medecine. Potion cordiale. potion medicinale …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Potion — Po tion, n. [L. potio, from potare to drink: cf. F. potion. See {Poison}.] A draught; a dose; usually, a draught or dose of a liquid medicine. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • potion — c.1300, from O.Fr. pocion (12c.), from L. potionem (nom. potio) potion, a drinking, from potus drunken, irregular pp. of potare to drink, from PIE root *po /*pi drink (Cf. Skt. pati drinks; Gk. pinein to drink …   Etymology dictionary

  • Potion — Po tion, v. t. To drug. [Obs.] Speed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • potion — [n] concoction prepared for mental or physical effect aromatic, brew, cordial, cup, dose, draft, dram, draught, drink, elixir, libation, liquid, liquor, medicine, mixture, nip, philter, remedy, restorative, spirits, stimulant, tonic; concepts 307 …   New thesaurus

  • potion — Potion, ou bruvage, Potio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • potion — ► NOUN ▪ a liquid with healing, magical, or poisonous properties. ORIGIN Latin, drink, poisonous draught , related to potare to drink …   English terms dictionary

  • potion — [pō′shən] n. [ME pocion < OFr < L potio < potare, to drink: see POTABLE] a drink or liquid dose, as of medicine, poison, or a substance thought to have magic power …   English World dictionary

  • Potion — Magic Potion redirects here. For The Black Keys album, see Magic Potion (album). The Love Potion by Evelyn de Morgan. A potion (from Greek poton that which one drinks ) is a consumable medicine or poison. In mythology and literature, a potion is… …   Wikipedia

  • Potion — Une potion est une préparation médicamenteuse liquide destinée à être bue. De nos jours, le terme est surtout utilisé en sorcellerie et dans les jeux de rôle. Dans ces derniers, une potion désigne un objet qui, lorsqu il est utilisé par le… …   Wikipédia en Français


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