potation

[ poh-tey-shuh n ]
/ poʊˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of drinking.
a drink or draft, especially of an alcoholic beverage.

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Origin of potation

1400–50; late Middle English potacion < Latin pōtātiōn- (stem of pōtātiō) a drinking, equivalent to pōtāt(us) (past participle of pōtāre to drink) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for potation

potation

/ (pəʊˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the act of drinking
a drink or draught, esp of alcoholic drink

Word Origin for potation

C15: from Latin pōtātiō a drinking, from pōtāre to drink

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Word Origin and History for potation

potation

n.

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).

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