pot·​ted ˈpä-təd How to pronounce potted (audio)
: preserved in a pot, jar, or can
potted meat
: planted or grown in a pot
: briefly and superficially summarized
a dull, pedestrian potted historyThe Times Literary Supplement (London)
slang : drunk sense 1a

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 At the Pool on Park Avenue, Winfrey sat next to Gayle King and across from Leonardo DiCaprio, where conversation flowed at a long table dressed with potted plants destined to be donated to community gardens in New York. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 13 Sep. 2023 Bring in potted plants or simple shrubbery to make your doorway even more eye-catching. Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Sep. 2023 Her back porch is filled with potted plants, and her front lawn is filled with flowers. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug. 2023 From beautiful potted plants to colored trim on the porch and even decorative pillows, adding in some color will transform your wraparound porch. Taylor Augustin, House Beautiful, 30 Aug. 2023 How to Fix 10 Houseplant Problems How to Make Your Plants Look Fuller Pin the leaves down One of the easiest ways to make your potted plant look fuller instantly is to clip the nodes of the leaves back into the soil. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2023 Secure outdoor furniture, potted plants, garbage cans and the like, and trim trees that could fall and hit your home. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2023 For potted plants, use a water-soluble fertilizer every two to three weeks. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 15 Aug. 2023 Add a potted plant like this fig tree and a natural wood stool and voilá: boho bathroom. Kate McGregor, House Beautiful, 13 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of potted was circa 1684

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“Potted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potted. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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past and past participle of pot

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