potion

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po·tion

(pō'shŭn),
A draft or large dose of liquid medicine.
[L. potio, fr. poto, to drink]

potion

(pō′shən)
n.
A liquid or liquid mixture, especially one that is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.

po·tion

(pō'shŭn)
A draft or large dose of liquid medicine.
[L. potio, fr. poto, to drink]

po·tion

(pō'shŭn)
A draft or large dose of liquid medicine.
[L. potio, fr. poto, to drink]
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A few months before her death, she was prescribed a sleeping potion. Her actual death, three days before her 58th birthday, was caused by an overdose of this medicine, and it is widely assumed that Bell committed suicide.
THERE were so many bowed heads in Symphony Hall on Tuesday that I wondered if a sleeping potion had infiltrated the air-conditioning.
If Juliet is simply thrust out from the tiring house facade in her coffin and occupies the same space as she did when she fell onto her bed having taken the sleeping potion 'a strong visual analogy between the two moments is encouraged'.
In desperation Juliet, who is about to be married to Paris against her will, takes a sleeping potion given her by the friar to bring on a semblance of death.