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  1. a potion, charm, or drug supposed to cause the person taking it to fall in love, usually with some specific person.
  2. a magic potion for any purpose.
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verb (used with object), phil·tered, phil·ter·ing.
  1. to enchant or bewitch with a philter.
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Origin of philter

1580–90; < French philtre < Latin philtrum; see philtrum
Related formsphil·ter·er, noun
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  • Every bane has its corresponding antidote; if so, there may be physic even for a philter.

    The Comic Latin Grammar

    Percival Leigh

  • There is a dish for you, a philter wherewith to woo the appetite!

    Europe After 8:15

    H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright

  • Was I still under the influence of the philter poured into the wine?

  • The way she tripped across the floorWas better than a philter.

  • The sorceress Hekt passed him; she wanted to see the woman for whom she had given him the philter.

    Uarda, Complete

    Georg Ebers