noun po·tion \ˈpō-shən\

: a drink that is meant to have a special or magical effect on someone

Full Definition of POTION

:  a mixture of liquids (as liquor or medicine)

Examples of POTION

  1. He drank the fatal potion.
  2. The hero in the play is given a magic potion so that he will fall in love with the princess.

Origin of POTION

Middle English pocioun, from Anglo-French poisun, pocioun drink, potion, from Latin potion-, potio, from potare to drink — more at potable
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with POTION


noun po·tion \ˈpō-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POTION

:  a mixed drink (as of liquor) or dose (as of medicine)


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