potted

adjective pot·ted \ ˈpä-təd \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

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 history
  • The Times Literary Supplement (London)
4 slang : drunk 1a

Examples of potted in a Sentence

  1. The book gives a potted history of the Industrial Revolution in the first chapter.

  2. work was so awful that I'm just going to go out and get potted tonight

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First Known Use of potted

circa 1684

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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POTTED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of potted for English Language Learners

  • : 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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