po·​ta·​tion | \ pō-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce potation (audio) \

Definition of potation

1 : a usually alcoholic drink or brew
2 : the act or an instance of drinking or inhaling also : the portion taken in one such act

First Known Use of potation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for potation

Middle English potacioun, from Anglo-French potation, from Latin potation-, potatio act of drinking, from potare to drink — more at potable

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“Potation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potation. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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