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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin potio 'drink', from potare 'to drink'

potion

noun
     
Related topics: Magic
po‧tion [countable]
1 literaryROM a drink intended to have a special or magical effect on the person who drinks it, or which is intended to poison them:
a magic potion
a love potion
2MH a medicine, especially one that seems strange or old-fashioned

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