- the act of drinking.
- a drink or draft, especially of an alcoholic beverage.
Origin of potation
Related Words for potationshot, taste, liquor, booze, toast, sip, alcohol, cup, refreshment, slug, gulp, draft, sup, quaff, potion, libation, swig, spot, glass, swallow
Examples from the Web for potation
Historical Examples of potation
Mrs. S. had a pimpled face, which I believe arose from potation of ale.Zoonomia, Vol. II
But I suspect the water forms the best part of the potation.Fred Markham in Russia
W. H. G. Kingston
"Try a glass of brandy," said Cutts, and he administered the potation.
Make the potation stronger with brandy as the night wears on.The Strong Arm
"The influenza is stronger," replied Mrs. Portheris oracularly, and finished her second potation.A Voyage of Consolation
Sara Jeannette Duncan
- the act of drinking
- a drink or draught, esp of alcoholic drink
Word Origin for potation
early 15c., from Old French potacion, from Latin potationem (nom. potatio) "a drinking; poisonous drink, potion," noun of action from past participle stem of potare "to drink" (see potion).