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philter

[fil-ter] /ˈfɪl tər/
noun
1.
a potion, charm, or drug supposed to cause the person taking it to fall in love, usually with some specific person.
2.
a magic potion for any purpose.
verb (used with object), philtered, philtering.
3.
to enchant or bewitch with a philter.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < French philtre < Latin philtrum; see philtrum
Related forms
philterer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for philter

philtre

/ˈfɪltə/
noun
1.
a drink supposed to arouse love, desire, etc
Word Origin
C16: from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron love potion, from philos loving
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