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potion

noun [C] uk   /ˈpəʊ.ʃən/  us   /ˈpoʊ-/
a liquid that is believed to have a magical effect on someone who drinks it: a love/magic potion mainly disapproving a liquid or substance that is said to cure an illness or a condition, but is not a medicine: Americans are said to spend more on pills and potions than any other nation.
Translations of “potion”
in Vietnamese thuốc độc…
in Spanish poción, pócima…
in Thai ยาน้ำ, ยาพิษ, ยาเสน่ห์…
in Malaysian ubat…
in French potion, philtre…
in German der Trank…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魔水, 藥劑, (有療效的)飲劑,飲品…
in Indonesian ramuan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 魔水, 药剂, (有疗效的)饮剂,饮品…
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