un potable

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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