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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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
Recent Examples on the Web Hanging plants are great for the latter, and for the former: Consider potted floor plants. Brionna Jimerson, Glamour, "The Best Indoor Plants to Liven Up Your Space in 2021," 4 Jan. 2021 On his way to the kitchen for a glass of water, Yeong-hye’s husband finds her in front of an open fridge in a nightgown, standing still as a potted plant. Bindu Bansinath, Bon Appétit, "After a Life-Changing Injury, I Had to Eat to Heal," 8 Dec. 2020 If in a decorative container, lift the potted plants out and water only the soil or place them in a saucer of tepid water and let the plants soak up water for a couple of hours. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Garden Mastery: Let colorful plants be part of holiday decor bliss," 12 Dec. 2020 The Sill is an online plant retailer that sells a variety of potted plants that your wife will love. Rachel Murphy, USA TODAY, "52 meaningful gift ideas your wife will love," 11 Dec. 2020 The easiest way to jazz up an otherwise plain front patio is by adding a few potted succulents and cacti. Sunset Magazine, "17 Landscaping and Design Ideas for Added Curb Appeal," 11 Sep. 2020 Add festive ambiance to any room, nook or cranny with these flexible mini LED lights that look amazing in glass jars and potted plants, twisted into shapes or strung on trees. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "24 Christmas lights to illuminate your home for the holidays," 1 Dec. 2020 Everyone in Hollywood knew what the Weinsteins and Moonveses were up to; the men, the women, the potted plants. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Brilliant, Scabrous Satire of The Boys," 30 Nov. 2020 Dennis: The benefits of potted plants become especially noteworthy this time of year. oregonlive, "We miss gardening as fall turns to winter; here’s how to cope: The Pecks," 19 Nov. 2020

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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 Jan 2021

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“Potted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potted. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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
chiefly British, informal : giving only the most important information about something : brief and simplified

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