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Princeton's WordNet

  1. philter, philtre, love-potion, love-philter, love-philtrenoun

    a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it


  1. philternoun

    A kind of potion, charm, or drug; especially love potion intended to make the drinker fall in love with the giver.

  2. philterverb

    To impregnate or mix with a love potion.

    to philter a draught

  3. Etymology: From φίλτρον, from φιλέω.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Philternoun

    Something to cause love.

    Etymology: φίλτϱον; philtre, Fr.

    The melting kiss that sips
    The jellied philtre of her lips. John Cleveland.

    This cup a cure for both our ills has brought,
    You need not fear a philter in the draught. Dryden.

    A philter that has neither drug nor enchantment in it, love if you would raise love. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 38.

  2. To Philterverb

    To charm to love.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Let not those that have repudiated the more inviting sins, shew themselves philtred and bewitched by this. Gov. of Tong.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Philternoun

    a potion or charm intended to excite the passion of love

  2. Philterverb

    to impregnate or mix with a love potion; as, to philter a draught

  3. Philterverb

    to charm to love; to excite to love or sexual desire by a potion

  4. Etymology: [F. philtre, L. philtrum, Gr. fi`ltron, fr. filei^n to love, fi`los dear, loving.]

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  1. philtre

  2. thripel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of philter in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of philter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    warn strongly; put on guard
    • A. gloat
    • B. monish
    • C. huff
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