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potable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of potable

  1. suitable for drinking <around here, the only potable water comes from wells> Synonyms drinkable Related Words clean, fresh, pure, uncontaminated, unpolluted; nonpoisonous Near Antonyms contaminated, dirty, foul, polluted; poison, poisonous, toxic; unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome Antonyms undrinkable


potable

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of potable

  1. 1 a distilled beverage that can make a person drunk <hid the potables in the back hall closet> Synonyms aqua vitae, ardent spirits, booze, bottle, drink, firewater, grog, hooch [slang], inebriant, intoxicant, John Barleycorn, juice [slang], liquor, lush [slang], moonshine, alcohol, rum, sauce [slang], spirits, stimulant, strong drink, tippleRelated Words aperitif, bracer, chaser, digestif, nightcap; belt, load, nip, peg [British], pop, shooter, shot, slug, snifter, snort, tot, whet; cocktail, mixed drink; ale, beer, brew, brewage, brewski [slang], home brew, malt liquor, microbrew, mum, nappy [chiefly Scottish]; mead, sake (or saki), wine; barley-bree (also barley-broo) [chiefly Scottish], brandy, gin, liqueur, mao-tai, mescal, schnapps, tequila, vodka, whiskey (or whisky); Dutch courageAntonyms nonintoxicant

  2. 2 a liquid suitable for drinking <keeps the wet bar stocked with an array of top-shelf liquors, mixers, and other fine potables> Synonyms beverage, drinkable, libation, drink, quencherRelated Words potion; pop, soda, soda pop, soft drink; nectar; alcohol, brew, intoxicant, liquor, spirits; mix, mixer


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