Definition of potted in English:


Line breaks: pot¦ted
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒtɪd


  • 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.
  • 2chiefly British (Of meat or fish) preserved in a sealed pot or jar: potted shrimps
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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.
  • 2.1(Of a biographical or historical 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.
  • 3North American informal Intoxicated by drink or drugs, especially cannabis: everybody was pretty potted
  • 4(Of an electrical component or circuit) encapsulated in insulating material.
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    • Note: the potted circuit board is a protection circuit which will prevent damage if the plunger fails to seat properly.
    • These projectiles can cause major damage to any mechanical or electrical components that are near the potted electronic circuit.

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