potion

If you meet up with any witches on Halloween, don’t drink the potion they offer you. This liquid could be poisonous, magical, or it could simply taste very strange.

While a potion can be any drinkable liquid, it usually refers to medicinal concoctions or mysterious brews, as found in fairy tales and fables. This noun is related to the Latin verb, potare, which means, “to drink.” You might also notice its similarity to the adjective potable, another word for “drinkable.” Some common types you may read about or hear about are “sleeping potions,” “love potions,” and “magic potions.”

Definitions of potion
  1. noun
    a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
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    types:
    elixir
    a substance believed to cure all ills
    love-philter, love-philtre, love-potion, philter, philtre
    a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it
    elixir of life
    a hypothetical substance believed to maintain life indefinitely; once sought by alchemists
    type of:
    beverage, drink, drinkable, potable
    any liquid suitable for drinking
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