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.

Origin of philter

1580–90; < French philtre < Latin philtrum; see philtrum
Related formsphil·ter·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for philter

Historical Examples of philter

  • Every bane has its corresponding antidote; if so, there may be physic even for a philter.

  • 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