pot·​ted | \ ˈpä-təd How to pronounce potted (audio) \

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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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
Recent Examples on the Web Move hoses, potted plants on the ground as well as hanging plants and garden art, and dog toys or bowls. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 May 2022 Start by relocating items like potted plants, patio furniture, and other accessories from the area that's to be cleaned. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 May 2022 Simply place it beneath an open outlet and spruce it up, as this blogger did, with potted plants for a dose of cheery camouflage. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 9 May 2022 The space is open and bright; the potted plants ground the room in greenery. Nafeesah Allen, House Beautiful, 25 Apr. 2022 All of it served in an alluring den with rows of potted plants lining either side of the back bar. Brad Japhe, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 For sale are large hanging baskets and individual potted plants. Hartford Courant, 20 Apr. 2022 Another plus to potted plants is that these tend to be more pet-friendly than large floor plants or full-on gardens. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 14 Apr. 2022 Raskin’s house is welcoming and bright, with life centering on an open kitchen oriented around a small potted citrus tree. Nathan Heller, Vogue, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of potted

circa 1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of potted was circa 1684

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19 May 2022

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“Potted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potted. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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