Potation

  • 1 potation — ⇒POTATION, subst. fém. Vx, rare. Action de boire. C est dans le profil, tant intérieur qu extérieur, que se trouvent les sensorium de tous les organes de l animal, (...) ceux (...) du nerf optique, des nerfs olfactifs, de la respiration, de l… …

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  • 2 Potation — Po*ta tion, n. [L. potatio, fr. potare. See {Potable}.] 1. The act of drinking. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. A draught. Potations pottle deep. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Drink; beverage. Thin potations. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Potation — (lat.), das Trinken, Zechgelage …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 4 potation — index alcohol, dipsomania, inebriation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 potation — early 15c., from O.Fr. potacion, from L. potationem, noun of action from potare “to drink” (see POTION (Cf. potion)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 potation — [pō tā′shən] n. [ME potacion < MFr < L potatio < potare, to drink: see POTABLE] 1. the act of drinking 2. a drink or draft, esp. of liquor …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 potation — noun Etymology: Middle English potacioun, from Anglo French potation, from Latin potation , potatio act of drinking, from potare to drink more at potable Date: 15th century 1. a usually alcoholic drink or brew 2. the act or an instance of… …

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  • 8 potation — /poh tay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of drinking. 2. a drink or draft, esp. of an alcoholic beverage. [1400 50; late ME potacion < L potation (s. of potatio) a drinking, equiv. to potat(us) (ptp. of potare to drink) + ion ION] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 potation —    an alcoholic drink    Literally, the act of drinking, whence anything drunk:     ... returned next day only partially recovered from the potation that had celebrated the event. (Somerville and Ross, 1894) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 10 potation — n. 1 a drink. 2 the act or an instance of drinking. 3 (usu. in pl.) the act or an instance of tippling. Derivatives: potatory adj. Etymology: ME f. OF potation or L potatio f. potare drink …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 potation — noun a) The act of drinking. b) A drink, especially of an alcoholic beverage …

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  • 12 potation — Synonyms and related words: John Barleycorn, alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, aqua vitae, ardent spirits, bacchanal, bacchanalia, bacchanalian, bat, bender, beverage, binge, booze, bout, brew, bumper, bust, carousal, carouse,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 potation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An act of drinking or the amount swallowed: draft, drink, pull, quaff, sip, sup, swill. Informal: swig. Slang: belt. See MOUTH …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 potation — po·ta·tion || pəʊ teɪʃn n. act of drinking; sip, gulp; beverage, drink …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 potation — [pə(ʊ) teɪʃ(ə)n] noun archaic or humorous 1》 the action of drinking alcohol. 2》 an alcoholic drink. Origin ME: from OFr., from L. potatio(n ), from potare to drink …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 potation — n. 1. Drinking. 2. Drink, draught. 3. Dram, drink, potion, draught. 4. Drinking bout, debauch, carouse, perpotation, tippling …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 potation — n 1. drink, intoxicant, alcoholic beverage; draft, quaff, bumper, libation, Brit. Sl. bevy; nip, spot, tot, jigger, Inf. finger or two. 2. drinking, imbibing, sipping, supping, Archaic. bibbing, Inf. swigging, Inf. wetting one s whistle; draining …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 potation — po·ta·tion …

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  • 19 potation — po•ta•tion [[t]poʊˈteɪ ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the act of drinking 2) a drink or draft, esp. of an alcoholic beverage • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME potacion < L pōtātiō=pōtā(re) to drink + tiō tion …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 potation — /poʊˈteɪʃən/ (say poh tayshuhn) noun 1. the act of drinking. 2. a drink or draught, especially of an alcoholic beverage. {Latin pōtātio; replacing Middle English potacioun, from Old French} …

    Australian English dictionary