potted

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Adjective meaning "prepared in advance" first used in a published work, by L. Susan Stebbing in her Pelican classic Thinking to some purpose (1939), where "potted thinking" is defined as "a compressed statement to save us the trouble of thinking."

Verb[edit]

potted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of pot

Adjective[edit]

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potted (not comparable)

  1. (derogatory, informal) Prepared in advance, as though preserved by potting.
    The company released a potted statement.