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1 a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft" [syn: draft, draught, tipple]
2 the act of drinking (especially an alcoholic drink)

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  1. In the context of "often|plural": The act of drinking.
  2. A drink, especially of an alcoholic beverage.


  • 1819, Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe,
    Perhaps his nocturnal potations, prevented him from recognising accents which were tolerably familiar to him.

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