Definition of potted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpädəd/


1(Of a plant) planted or grown in a flowerpot and usually kept indoors: an array of exotic potted palms
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  • We were recently given several potted bamboo plants.
  • The thieves entered the premises after removing the padlocks with bolt cutters and a substantial number of potted shrubs and herbaceous plants were removed in broad daylight.
  • Before bringing a potted tree indoors, water it thoroughly and hose off the foliage.
1.1chiefly British (Of food, especially meat or fish) preserved in a sealed pot or jar: potted smoked trout
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  • The pair celebrated the occasion at a private reception held in a relative's house - where they dined on Dundee cake, half a pound of potted meat and pop.
  • Take your picnic: like nowhere else in Britain, this place calls for potted meat and pineapple chunks straight from the tin.
  • One man testified that the potted meat had been supplied unsealed but wrapped in brown paper and sold to several people, none of whom fell ill.
1.2chiefly British (Of a literary work or descriptive account) put into a short and easily assimilable form: a potted history of the band’s career
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  • Herewith a potted description of a great weekend!
  • A potted explanation of what has become his obsession is as follows.
  • I've already posted a potted summary of Australian Political parties, so go read that to learn about the Dramatis Personae.
2 [predicative] North American informal Intoxicated by drink or drugs, especially marijuana: a party where everybody was pretty much potted

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Syllabification: pot·ted

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