Sunday, July 10, 2005
Definitions for potable
- Fit to drink; suitable for drinking; drinkable.
- A potable liquid; a beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage.
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Citations for potable
If you drink from the spring, which is shaded by a fig tree, you will supposedly feel younger and more loving. Unfortunately, you may also feel sick: the government warns that the water is not potable.
The park has no showers or potable drinking water--we picked up bottled water in Kaunakakai.
Origin of potable
Potable comes from Late Latin potabilis, from Latin potare, "to drink."