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love potion

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noun
  1. a magical potion believed to arouse love or sexual passion toward a specified person, especially the person offering it.
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Origin of love potion

First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for love potion

Historical Examples

  • But Brangne, Isolde's companion, substitutes a love-potion for the death-draught.

    The Complete Opera Book

    Gustav Kobb

  • But Brangne artfully substitutes the love-potion for the death-draught.

  • He is said to have been driven mad by a love-potion, and to have perished by his own hand.

    A Smaller History of Rome

    William Smith and Eugene Lawrence

  • Brangaena has betrayed her: the cup contains not the poison but the love-potion.

    Richard Wagner

    John F. Runciman

  • To weave your spell out of commonplace events and brew a love-potion from every-day materials is high art.


British Dictionary definitions for love potion

love potion

noun
  1. any drink supposed to arouse sexual love in the one who drinks it
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