potion

noun
po·tion | \ˈpō-shən \

Definition of potion 

: a mixture of liquids (such as liquor or medicine)

Examples of potion in a Sentence

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

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Over the course of the three days, students will be taught magical classes that include charms, potions, divinations, magical creatures and even flying lessons. Susan B. Barnes, USA TODAY, "Leave the kids behind: Summer camp for adults," 6 July 2018 Turmeric fans say it’s not just another spice in the kitchen rack but a healing potion with untapped potential that even some medical studies have confirmed. Doug Williams, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Turmeric: superfood or superhype," 25 June 2018 Among the signature cocktails: The Box Office, a potion of bourbon, butterscotch, sherry, blood orange, and lemon served in a red- and white-striped popcorn box, popcorn piled on top. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "At the Ghost Walks, drinks with drama," 3 May 2018 Instead, some women in the camps have relied on mystery potions or back-room abortions that can result in septic shock. New York Times, "When a Baby Is an Everyday Reminder of Rohingya Horror," 7 July 2018 Eventide has one of my favorite clam chowders, a thin, briny potion stocked with potatoes, enriched with salt pork. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "How does Fenway Eventide stack up to the original?," 4 June 2018 Glittery, shimmery body gels and highlighting potions are making their comeback, but not in a 1990’s bubblegum pop kind of way. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, "The 11 Best Body Highlighters and Bronzers to Make Your Skin Shine Bright Like a Diamond," 23 May 2018 Which is to say, if a witch were brewing a transformative potion that would turn anyone into the ideal Bachelorette contestant, the brew would produce Jason, Blake, Colton, and Garrett. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "The Bachelorette Season 14, Episode 7 Recap: Becca Picks A Supreme Court Nominee," 10 July 2018 Image The bright green potion cooked for eight minutes in the microwave. John Peabody, New York Times, "A Growing Brooklyn Fishing Scene, Artisanal Lures Included," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of potion

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for potion

Middle English pocioun, from Anglo-French poisun, pocioun drink, potion, from Latin potion-, potio, from potare to drink — more at potable

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potion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of potion

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

potion

noun
po·tion | \ˈpō-shən \

Kids Definition of potion

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

potion

noun
po·tion | \ˈpō-shən \

Medical Definition of potion 

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

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