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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A liquid or liquid mixture, especially one that is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small portion or dose of a liquid which is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.
  • v. To drug.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A draught; a dose; usually, a draught or dose of a liquid medicine.
  • transitive v. To drug.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drink; a draught; especially, a liquid medicine.
  • To drug.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage

Etymologies

Middle English pocion, from Old French, from Latin pōtiō, pōtiōn-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English pocion, from Latin pōtiō ("a drinking"), potionis, from pōtāre ("to drink"). (Wiktionary)

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