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per-pōto , āvi, 1, v. a. and n.
I. To drink or tipple without intermission, to keep up a carouse: “postquam ejus hinc pater sit profectus peregre, tum perpotasse adsiduo,Plaut. Most. 4, 2, 60; id. Ps. 2, 6, 13: “totos dies,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 33, § 87; cf. id. ib. 2, 5, 38, § “100: perpotavit ad vesperum,id. Phil. 2, 31, 77: “perpotandi dulcedo,Curt. 6, 2, 2. —*
II. To drink off: “amarum Absinthi laticem,Lucr. 1, 940.
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