potable


1po·ta·ble

adjective \ˈpō-tə-bəl\

: safe to drink

Full Definition of POTABLE

:  suitable for drinking
po·ta·bil·i·ty \ˌpō-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
po·ta·ble·ness \ˈpō-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of POTABLE

  1. <around here, the only potable water comes from wells>

Origin of POTABLE

Middle English, from Late Latin potabilis, from Latin potare to drink; akin to Latin bibere to drink, Greek pinein
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

2potable

noun

Definition of POTABLE

:  a liquid that is suitable for drinking; especially :  an alcoholic beverage

Examples of POTABLE

  1. <hid the potables in the back hall closet>
  2. <keeps the wet bar stocked with an array of top-shelf liquors, mixers, and other fine potables>

First Known Use of POTABLE

1623

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

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