philter

[ fil-ter ]
/ ˈfɪl tər /

noun

a potion, charm, or drug supposed to cause the person taking it to fall in love, usually with some specific person.
a magic potion for any purpose.

verb (used with object), phil·tered, phil·ter·ing.

to enchant or bewitch with a philter.

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Origin of philter

1580–90; < French philtre < Latin philtrum; see philtrum

OTHER WORDS FROM philter

phil·ter·er, noun
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