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potion

elixir, brew, concoction; a drink, esp. one having magical powers: a love potion
Not to be confused with:
portion – a part of a whole; section: A portion of the building was under construction.; segment; ration; allotment
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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potion

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

potion

[ˈpəʊʃən] Npoción f, pócima f
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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
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potion

nTrank m
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potion

[ˈpəʊʃn] npozione f, filtro
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potion

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

n. poción, dosis de líquido medicinal.
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References in classic literature ?
Hugo demanded a potion to make Zara adore him, and one destroy Roderigo.
Nevertheless, I cannot help thinking that if we would put an improved breed of polliwogs in our drinking water, construct shallower roadways, groom the street cows, offer the stranger within our gates a free choice between the poniard and the potion, and relinquish our private system of morals, the other measures of public safety would be needless."
(7) An act of communion -- the drinking of the potion here described -- was one of the most important pieces of ritual in the Eleusinian mysteries, as commemorating the sorrows of the goddess.
Will you give the little maiden a potion, that she may possess the strength of twelve men, and vanquish the Snow Queen?"
And thof I was obliged, as my father, who was a clergyman, died worse than nothing, and so could not give me a shilling of potion , to undervalue myself by marrying a poor man; yet I would have you to know, I have a spirit above all them things.
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.
At first he would tell her nothing; but once, when he was in a yielding mood, she approached him with a winning smile on her lovely face, and, speaking flattering words to him, she gave him a potion to drink, with a sweet, strong taste.
And when he fell ill the wrong potion was put in the glass by his bedside, and he died.
The first act of the Witch was to make the boy drink a potion which quickly sent him into a deep and dreamless sleep.
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.
-- No, madame, no; the scaffold awaits the poisoner, whoever she may be, unless, as I just said, the poisoner has taken the precaution of keeping for herself a few drops of her deadliest potion." Madame de Villefort uttered a wild cry, and a hideous and uncontrollable terror spread over her distorted features.
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. But all this lasted only a few soothing seconds before I jumped up too, making the boat roll like the veriest landlubber.