un·​drink·​able | \ ˌən-ˈdriŋ-kə-bəl How to pronounce undrinkable (audio) \

Definition of undrinkable

: unsuitable or unpleasant to drink

Examples of undrinkable in a Sentence

The water was undrinkable and had to be boiled.
Recent Examples on the Web Almost 10 years later, her daughter is facing similar issues in the same school: unbearable heat, undrinkable water, leaking ceilings, poor air quality and exposure to asbestos. Adriana Pérez, Chicago Tribune, 21 June 2022 Dozens of wind-power turbines have been erected near the Guanting Reservoir, which provided Beijing with drinking water until farm and industrial pollution left it undrinkable. New York Times, 18 Feb. 2022 And according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the number of contaminants that can make water undrinkable is astronomical. Kayla Hui, Health.com, 6 Jan. 2022 In the Bayou State, Sara Sneath recently dropped a new project with the Louisiana Illuminator, a nonprofit newsroom, and WWNO/WRKF, which found that residents are at times paying for undrinkable water. Mark Olalde, USA TODAY, 20 May 2021 Homes and businesses could count on no more than three or four hours of electricity a day, most of the water was undrinkable, medical supplies were dwindling, and hospitals were overwhelmed with casualties from the 2018 protests. Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2021 Gaza already experiences daily power outages for between eight and 12 hours, and tap water is undrinkable. Fox News, 18 May 2021 Gaza already experiences daily power outages for between eight and 12 hours and tap water is undrinkable. Fares Akram And Joseph Krauss, chicagotribune.com, 17 May 2021 The territory already experiences daily power outages of 8-12 hours and tap water is undrinkable. BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of undrinkable

1611, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Undrinkable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undrinkable. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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