po·​ta·​tion pō-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce potation (audio)
: a usually alcoholic drink or brew
: the act or an instance of drinking or inhaling
also : the portion taken in one such act

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of potation was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Potation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potation. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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