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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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After the four main performers, all dressed in green, had walked up and down the staircases, posing like pedestrians and tourists, one was handed a microphone to recite a potted history of the Winter Garden. Brian Seibert, New York Times, "At River to River Festival, Dancing Amid the Mundane and Majestic," 17 June 2018 Eggers writes as this discovery ensues, going on at some length to offer a potted history of coffee. Siddhartha Deb, The New Republic, "What Dave Eggers misses in his story of a Yemeni-American man’s rise," 4 Apr. 2018 The front end shows her in full cable-TV-presidential-historian mode, offering a readable set of potted histories of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. Philip Delves Broughton, WSJ, "‘Leaders’ and ‘Leadership in Turbulent Times’ Review: Getting Things Done," 16 Nov. 2018 Her interiors are embedded with objects like teapots, plastic dolls and potted plants that touch on her feelings about intimacy, migration and juggling old traditions with new. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Art World’s Newest Star Makes $3 Million Paintings. Is the Crash Next?," 21 Sep. 2018 Freshen Up With Plants and Art Filling your interior space with beautiful plants that thrive in indoor conditions is the most literal way to bring in nature, but what if your potted plant gardening skills aren’t in tip-top shape? Alexis Jonnson, Good Housekeeping, "3 Nature-Inspired Ways to Transform Your Home," 18 July 2018 The equally festive potted plant will last a lot longer than a week too. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "5 Holiday Plants That Are Way More Toxic Than Poinsettias to Cats and Dogs," 14 Dec. 2018 The actress Ann Dowd descended from her apartment, in Chelsea, carrying a Buddha and a potted fern. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Aunt Lydia’s Garden Karma," 18 June 2018 The paved terrace — irrigated and landscaped with potted lavender, pansies, dusty miller and other plantings — can be reached via the living room, solarium and the library. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "Massimo Ferragamo’s Duplex on the Market for $18 Million," 18 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
chiefly British, informal : giving only the most important information about something : brief and simplified

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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