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Potation

[po-TEY-shən]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 15th century

1.

A drink.

2.

The action of drinking alcohol.

Examples of Potation in a sentence

"Sit down and join me for a potation."

"A majority of the plans for the bachelor party concerned copious potation."

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About Potation

Head to your favorite watering hole, and order a potation. It’s not a fancy cocktail made by a mixologist; it’s just a drink. Potation is a bit of an old-fashioned term for a beverage, usually alcoholic. Bartender’s choice when you ask for a potation.

Did you Know?

Po-TEY-tion, po-TAH-tion. Actually, potation has nothing to do with potatoes. The Latin verb “potare” means to drink, and that turned into “potation” in Old French and then Middle English. The noun form means a drink, or the action of drinking.

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