potable

[poh-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
fit or suitable for drinking: potable water.
noun
2.
Usually, potables. drinkable liquids; beverages.

Origin:
1565–75; < Late Latin pōtābilis drinkable, equivalent to Latin pōtā(re) to drink + -bilis -ble

potability, potableness, noun
nonpotable, adjective, noun
unpotable, adjective

portable, potable.
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potable (ˈpəʊtəbəl)
 
adj
1.  fit to drink; drinkable
 
n
2.  something fit to drink; a beverage
 
[C16: from Late Latin pōtābilis drinkable, from Latin pōtāre to drink]
 
pota'bility
 
n

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potable
1572, from O.Fr. potable (14c.), from L.L. potabilis "drinkable," from L. potare "to drink" (see potion).
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potable po·ta·ble (pō'tə-bəl)
adj.
Fit to drink; drinkable.


po'ta·bil'i·ty or po'ta·ble·ness n.
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Example sentences
With the other, she would buy potable water from a kiosk.
Wastewater reuse is one way to reduce consumption of fresh, potable water.
Potable water is, of course, directly required for human survival as well.
One can do without gas or petrol, but one cannot do without potable water.
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