pot·​ted | \ˈpä-təd \

Definition of potted 

1 : preserved in a pot, jar, or can potted meat

2 : planted or grown in a pot

3 : briefly and superficially summarized a dull, pedestrian potted historyThe Times Literary Supplement (London)

4 slang : drunk sense 1a

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Synonyms & Antonyms for potted


besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunk, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]


sober, straight

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Examples of potted in a Sentence

The book gives a potted history of the Industrial Revolution in the first chapter. work was so awful that I'm just going to go out and get potted tonight

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Simply screw a wine bottle filled with water to the stake, then insert the stake into your potted plant. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "5 Ways to Water Plants While You're Away on Vacation," 22 Aug. 2018 The open space in the rear of the first floor that used to be a storage space for the warehouse is now an outdoor space with potted plants. Diane M. Fiske, Philly.com, "Former Philly warehouse is transformed into an industrial-style home," 11 July 2018 Use it to mount potted plants, herbs or cooking utensils in your kitchen. Melanie Yates, Woman's Day, "The Sleek, Functional Way to Get Organized," 15 May 2015 The produce department in many supermarkets even sell small potted herb plants prized for their easy care. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "‘Goat’ herb garden always within convenient kitchen reach," 22 June 2018 Security was tight outside the hotel, with all cars being inspected and curtains and large potted plants shielding the entrance. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "North Korea’s Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore for historic summit with Trump," 10 June 2018 Curtains and large potted plants shielded the entrance. BostonGlobe.com, "A long wait in steamy city for glimpse at history in making," 10 June 2018 This year nearly one third of the 100 top U.S. greenhouse growers plan to increase production of potted foliage plants, said Laura Drotleff, editor of Greenhouse Grower, a trade publication that covers the $700-million foliage-plants industry. Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, "Plant Swaps: The Cheap Way to Score Rare Houseplants," 7 June 2018 Keep potted plants watered and mulched with small gravel. Nan Sterman, latimes.com, "For SoCal gardeners, a June gloom tipsheet," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of potted

circa 1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of potted

: growing in a pot rather than in the ground

: cooked and then preserved in a pot, jar, or can

: giving only the most important information about something : brief and simplified

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