Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A liquid or liquid mixture, especially one that is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A drink; a draught; especially, a liquid medicine.
  • To drug.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A draught; a dose; usually, a draught or dose of a liquid medicine.
  • transitive verb obsolete To drug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small portion or dose of a liquid which is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.
  • verb obsolete To drug.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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From Middle English pocion, from Latin pōtiō ("a drinking"), potionis, from pōtāre ("to drink").

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