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potionnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpəʊ.ʃən/  us   /ˈpoʊ.ʃən/
a ​liquid that is ​believed to have a ​magicaleffect 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.
(Definition of potion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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potionnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpoʊ·ʃən/
a ​drink that is ​believed to be ​poisonous, to have ​magicalpower, or to be ​able to ​cure an ​illness: We don’t have a ​magic potion to make you ​tell the ​truth.
(Definition of potion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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