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po·tion

 (pō′shən)
n.
A liquid or liquid mixture, especially one that is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.

[Middle English pocion, from Old French, from Latin pōtiō, pōtiōn-; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

potion

(ˈpəʊʃən)
n
1. a drink, esp of medicine, poison, or some supposedly magic beverage
2. a rare word for beverage
[C13: via Old French from Latin pōtiō a drink, especially a poisonous one, from pōtāre to drink]

po•tion

(ˈpoʊ ʃən)

n.
a drink or draft, esp. one having or reputed to have medicinal, poisonous, or magical powers.
[1300–50; Middle English pocio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin pōtiō drinking, drink, potion =pō-, base of pōtāre to drink, pōculum cup + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potion - a medicinal or magical or poisonous beveragepotion - a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
elixir - a substance believed to cure all ills
love-philter, love-philtre, love-potion, philter, philtre - a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it

potion

noun concoction, mixture, brew, tonic, cup, dose, draught, elixir, philtre Socrates killed himself by drinking a potion containing hemlock seeds.
Translations
جُرْعَه
elixírlektvar
trylledrik
mixtúra, drykkur
stebuklingas gėrimas
dzēriens ar maģisku spēku
toverdrankje

potion

[ˈpəʊʃən] Npoción f, pócima f

potion

[ˈpəʊʃən] npotion f
a magic potion → une potion magiquepot luck potluck [ˌpɒtˈlʌk] n
to take pot luck (= take a chance) → tenter sa chance; (for meal)manger à la bonne franquette potluck dinnerpotluck dinner ndîner m à la fortune du potpot plant n (British)plante f verte

potion

nTrank m

potion

[ˈpəʊʃn] npozione f, filtro

potion

(ˈpəuʃən) noun
a drink containing eg medicine or poison, or having a magic effect. a love-potion.

po·tion

n. poción, dosis de líquido medicinal.
References in classic literature ?
Hugo demanded a potion to make Zara adore him, and one destroy Roderigo.
One complained of a bad cold in his head, upon which Jonah mixed him a pitch-like potion of gin and molasses, which he swore was a sovereign cure for all colds and catarrhs whatsoever, never mind of how long standing, or whether caught off the coast of Labrador, or on the weather side of an ice-island.
I slept about eight hours, as I was afterwards assured; and it was no wonder, for the physicians, by the emperor's order, had mingled a sleepy potion in the hogsheads of wine.
Then the magician brewed a powerful potion out of nine sorts of herbs which he had gathered himself all alone by moonlight, and he gave the youth nine spoonfuls of it daily for three days, which made him able to understand the language of birds.
The niece said the same, and, more: "You must know, Master Nicholas"- for that was the name of the barber- "it was often my uncle's way to stay two days and nights together poring over these unholy books of misventures, after which he would fling the book away and snatch up his sword and fall to slashing the walls; and when he was tired out he would say he had killed four giants like four towers; and the sweat that flowed from him when he was weary he said was the blood of the wounds he had received in battle; and then he would drink a great jug of cold water and become calm and quiet, saying that this water was a most precious potion which the sage Esquife, a great magician and friend of his, had brought him.
After naming the first precautions, the doctor left the room, to prepare, himself, a calming potion.
I had long since prepared my tincture; I purchased at once, from a firm of wholesale chemists, a large quantity of a particular salt which I knew, from my experiments, to be the last ingredient required; and late one accursed night, I compounded the elements, watched them boil and smoke together in the glass, and when the ebullition had subsided, with a strong glow of courage, drank off the potion.
Oh, yes, indeed, madame," continued Monte Cristo, "the secret dramas of the East begin with a love philtre and end with a death potion -- begin with paradise and end with -- hell.
In this gold box I have a magic potion, which will do the dragon's business far more effectually than your sword.
The lulling cadence of the rise and fall, the invariable gentleness of this irresistible force, the great charm of the deep waters, warmed my breast deliciously, like the subtle poison of a love- potion.
He succeeded so admirably in this matter of public interest that the merchants gruffly acknowledged his merits on 'Change; the nurse whispered his praises as she gave the potion in the sick-chamber; the lover blessed him at the hour of appointed interview; and the town in general thanked Owen for the punctuality of dinner time.
To a man it is as a good fairy's potion, and after it the world appears a brighter and a better place.