[poh-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]


of, relating to, or given to drinking.

Origin of potatory

From the Latin word pōtātōrius, dating back to 1820–30. See potation, -tory1
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rare of, relating to, or given to drinking

Word Origin for potatory

C19: from Late Latin pōtātōrius concerning drinking, from Latin pōtāre to drink
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