Definition of “potion” - English Dictionary


“potion” in English

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potionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpəʊ.ʃən/ us /ˈpoʊ.ʃən/

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.

(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 magical power, 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)