potation

potation

⇒POTATION, subst. fém.
Vx, rare. Action de boire. C'est dans le profil, tant intérieur qu'extérieur, que se trouvent les sensorium de tous les organes de l'animal, (...) ceux (...) du nerf optique, des nerfs olfactifs, de la respiration, de l'ouïe, de la potation, de la nutrition (BERN. DE ST-P., Harm. nat., 1814, p. 278).
Prononc.:[]. Étymol. et Hist. 1370-72 «action de boire beaucoup ; débauche de boisson» (ORESME, Ethiques, éd. A. D. Menut, p. 199: il ont vescu en potacions, en gloutonnies et en telz delis). Empr. au lat. potatio «beuverie, débauche, orgie», proprement «action de boire [du vin]», dér. de potare «boire».

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  • Potation — Po*ta tion, n. [L. potatio, fr. potare. See {Potable}.] 1. The act of drinking. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. A draught. Potations pottle deep. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Drink; beverage. Thin potations. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potation — (lat.), das Trinken, Zechgelage …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • potation — index alcohol, dipsomania, inebriation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • potation — early 15c., from O.Fr. potacion, from L. potationem, noun of action from potare “to drink” (see POTION (Cf. potion)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • potation — [pō tā′shən] n. [ME potacion < MFr < L potatio < potare, to drink: see POTABLE] 1. the act of drinking 2. a drink or draft, esp. of liquor …   English World dictionary

  • potation — noun Etymology: Middle English potacioun, from Anglo French potation, from Latin potation , potatio act of drinking, from potare to drink more at potable Date: 15th century 1. a usually alcoholic drink or brew 2. the act or an instance of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • potation — /poh tay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of drinking. 2. a drink or draft, esp. of an alcoholic beverage. [1400 50; late ME potacion < L potation (s. of potatio) a drinking, equiv. to potat(us) (ptp. of potare to drink) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • potation —    an alcoholic drink    Literally, the act of drinking, whence anything drunk:     ... returned next day only partially recovered from the potation that had celebrated the event. (Somerville and Ross, 1894) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • potation — n. 1 a drink. 2 the act or an instance of drinking. 3 (usu. in pl.) the act or an instance of tippling. Derivatives: potatory adj. Etymology: ME f. OF potation or L potatio f. potare drink …   Useful english dictionary

  • potation — noun a) The act of drinking. b) A drink, especially of an alcoholic beverage …   Wiktionary

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