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
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 of potted from the Web
Use that water for potted plants, tropical fruits or vegetables. •
Every table has a water view surrounded by lush foliage, giant ferns and potted palms.
Some hold their phones, some hold potted plants, some hold their children.
The family would put its tapes and discs in a plastic bag and bury it beneath a potted plant to hide it from the police.
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First Known Use of potted
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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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