Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 15th century
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."
Popularity Over Time
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.