philter

(redirected from philtering)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

phil·ter

also phil·tre  (fĭl′tər)
n.
1. A love potion.
2. A magic potion or charm.
tr.v. phil·tered, phil·ter·ing, phil·ters also phil·tred or phil·tring or phil·tres
To enchant with or as if with a philter.

[French philtre, from Old French, from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron, from philein, to love, from philos, beloved, loving.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

phil•ter

(ˈfɪl tər)

n.
1. a potion, charm, or drug supposed to cause a person to fall in love.
2. a magic potion for any purpose.
v.t.
3. to enchant or bewitch with a philter.
Also, esp. Brit.,phil′tre.
[1580–90; < French philtre < Latin philtrum; see philtrum]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philter - a drink credited with magical powerphilter - a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it
potion - a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations