Definition of Potation

1. Noun. A serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg. "They served beer on draft"

Exact synonyms: Draft, Draught, Tipple
Specialized synonyms: Quaff
Generic synonyms: Drink
Derivative terms: Tipple

2. Noun. The act of drinking (especially an alcoholic drink).
Generic synonyms: Drinking, Imbibing, Imbibition

Definition of Potation

1. n. The act of drinking.

Definition of Potation

1. Noun. (context: often plural) The act of drinking. ¹

2. Noun. A drink, especially of an alcoholic beverage. ¹

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Definition of Potation

1. the act of drinking [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Potation

potation (current term)
potato bean
potato beetle
potato beetles
potato blight
potato bread
potato bug
potato bugs
potato cake
potato chaser
potato chasers
potato chip

Literary usage of Potation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Potate (American), signifying to drink; an abbreviation from potation, as the kindred but more permissible vulgarism orate, from oration. ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"... symposium viae causa, "acom- potation before setting out on a journey," he traces it to Fr. ... potation ..."

3. A Popular cyclopedia of modern domestic medicine: Comprising Every Recent by Keith Imray (1849)
"... but in some case dropsy, the object for which the remedy is taken would be d if the blood-vessels were kept full of water by large potation MIXTURES, ..."

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