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potable

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adjective po·ta·ble \ˈpō-tə-bəl\

Definition of potable

  1. :  suitable for drinking

potability

play \ˌpō-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

potableness

play \ˈpō-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of potable in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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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 in a sentence

  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

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms


POTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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potable

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adjective po·ta·ble \ˈpō-tə-bəl\

Definition of potable for English Language Learners

  • : safe to drink


Medical Dictionary

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potable

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adjective po·ta·ble \ˈpōt-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of potable

  1. :  suitable for drinking <potable water>


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potable

noun po·ta·ble

Medical Definition of potable

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



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