potation

[ poh-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF potation
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Mrs. S. had a pimpled face, which I believe arose from potation of ale.

But I suspect the water forms the best part of the potation.

"Try a glass of brandy," said Cutts, and he administered the potation.

Make the potation stronger with brandy as the night wears on.

"The influenza is stronger," replied Mrs. Portheris oracularly, and finished her second potation.

If the affair end here, well and good; but we will suppose that the potation goes on, and very speedily a new effect is produced.

Taking a hair of the dog that bit you was, however, a maxim with Salernitans for the cure of potation headaches.

Let it not be supposed that there was any deficiency in the very necessary articks of potation on this auspicious day: no!

Mr Riderhood got out his bottle, and fetched his jug-full of water, and administered a potation.

Many of the company were furnished with pipes, and most of them with some kind of evening potation.

WORD ORIGIN

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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