- 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.
- to enchant or bewitch with a philter.
Origin of philter
1580–90; < French philtre < Latin philtrum; see philtrum
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Examples from the Web for philter
Every bane has its corresponding antidote; if so, there may be physic even for a philter.The Comic Latin Grammar
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 Brass Bell
The way she tripped across the floorWas better than a philter.The Book of Humorous Verse
The sorceress Hekt passed him; she wanted to see the woman for whom she had given him the philter.Uarda, Complete