Potion

  • 1 potion — [ posjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVIe; « boisson » XIIe; lat. potio (→ poison) ♦ Vieilli Médicament liquide, le plus souvent préparé sur ordonnance, et destiné à être bu. « Une cuillerée à café de potion » (Bosco). Cette potion a un goût infect. Mod. Loc.… …

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  • 2 potion — POTION. s. f. Boisson, breuvage. Il ne se dit guere qu en termes de Medecine. Potion cordiale. potion medicinale …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Potion — Po tion, n. [L. potio, from potare to drink: cf. F. potion. See {Poison}.] A draught; a dose; usually, a draught or dose of a liquid medicine. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 potion — c.1300, from O.Fr. pocion (12c.), from L. potionem (nom. potio) potion, a drinking, from potus drunken, irregular pp. of potare to drink, from PIE root *po /*pi drink (Cf. Skt. pati drinks; Gk. pinein to drink …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Potion — Po tion, v. t. To drug. [Obs.] Speed. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 potion — [n] concoction prepared for mental or physical effect aromatic, brew, cordial, cup, dose, draft, dram, draught, drink, elixir, libation, liquid, liquor, medicine, mixture, nip, philter, remedy, restorative, spirits, stimulant, tonic; concepts 307 …

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  • 7 potion — Potion, ou bruvage, Potio …

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  • 8 potion — ► NOUN ▪ a liquid with healing, magical, or poisonous properties. ORIGIN Latin, drink, poisonous draught , related to potare to drink …

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  • 9 potion — [pō′shən] n. [ME pocion < OFr < L potio < potare, to drink: see POTABLE] a drink or liquid dose, as of medicine, poison, or a substance thought to have magic power …

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  • 10 Potion — Magic Potion redirects here. For The Black Keys album, see Magic Potion (album). The Love Potion by Evelyn de Morgan. A potion (from Greek poton that which one drinks ) is a consumable medicine or poison. In mythology and literature, a potion is… …

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  • 11 Potion — Une potion est une préparation médicamenteuse liquide destinée à être bue. De nos jours, le terme est surtout utilisé en sorcellerie et dans les jeux de rôle. Dans ces derniers, une potion désigne un objet qui, lorsqu il est utilisé par le… …

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  • 12 POTION — s. f. (On prononce Pocion. ) T. de Médec. Remède qui s administre sous forme liquide, et qu on ne boit ordinairement qu à petite dose. Potion cordiale, pectorale, céphalique, stomachique, hystérique, antispasmodique, vulnéraire, carminative, etc …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 potion — /poh sheuhn/, n. a drink or draft, esp. one having or reputed to have medicinal, poisonous, or magical powers: a love potion; a sleeping potion. [1300 50; ME pocion < L potion (s. of potio) a drinking, equiv. to pot(us), var. of POTATUS, ptp. of… …

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  • 14 potion — UK [ˈpəʊʃ(ə)n] / US [ˈpoʊʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms potion : singular potion plural potions a drink that is believed to be magic, poisonous, or useful as a medicine a sleeping potion …

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  • 15 potion — noun Etymology: Middle English pocioun, from Anglo French poisun, pocioun drink, potion, from Latin potion , potio, from potare to drink more at potable Date: 14th century a mixture of liquids (as liquor or medicine) …

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  • 16 POTION — n. f. T. de Médecine Remède liquide, qu’on administre généralement par cuillerées. Potion calmante. Prendre d’heure en heure une cuillerée de potion …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 potion — n. a love potion * * * [ pəʊʃ(ə)n] a love potion …

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  • 18 potion — po|tion [ˈpəuʃən US ˈpou ] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin potio drink , from potare to drink ] 1.) literary a drink intended to have a special or magical effect on the person who drinks it, or which is intended to poison them ▪ a …

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  • 19 potion — noun /pəʊ.ʃən, poʊ.ʃən/ A small portion or dose of a liquid which is medicinal, poisonous, or magical. He hoped to win the princess’s heart by mixing the love potion the witch gave him into her drink …

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  • 20 potion — (po sion ; en vers, de trois syllabes) s. f. Terme de médecine. Médicament liquide qu on n administre en général que par cuillerées. •   Et dès ce soir donner la potion, LA FONT. Mandr.. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Si comme la pocion amere par… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré