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"potion" in British English

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potionnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpəʊ.ʃən/  us   /ˈpoʊ-/
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)

"potion" in American English

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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)
Translations of “potion”
in Spanish poción, pócima…
in Vietnamese thuốc độc…
in Malaysian ubat…
in Thai ยาน้ำ, ยาพิษ, ยาเสน่ห์…
in French potion, philtre…
in German der Trank…
in Chinese (Simplified) 魔水, 药剂, (有疗效的)饮剂,饮品…
in Indonesian ramuan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魔水, 藥劑, (有療效的)飲劑,飲品…
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