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potable

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adjective po·ta·ble \ˈpō-tə-bəl\

Simple Definition of potable

  • : safe to drink

Full Definition of potable

  1. :  suitable for drinking

po·ta·bil·i·ty play \ˌpō-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
po·ta·ble·ness play \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

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potable

noun po·ta·ble

Definition of potable

  1. :  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>



1623

First Known Use of potable

1623

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