[ poh-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈpoʊ tə bəl /
fit or suitable for drinking: potable water.
Usually potables. drinkable liquids; beverages.
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Origin of potable
1565–75; < Late Latin pōtābilis drinkable, equivalent to Latin pōtā(re) to drink + -bilis -ble
OTHER WORDS FROM potablepo·ta·bil·i·ty, po·ta·ble·ness, nounnon·po·ta·ble, adjective, nounun·po·ta·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH potableportable potable
Words nearby potable
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British Dictionary definitions for non-potable
/ (ˈpəʊtəbəl) /
fit to drink; drinkable
something fit to drink; a beverage
Derived forms of potablepotability, noun
Word Origin for potable
C16: from Late Latin pōtābilis drinkable, from Latin pōtāre to drink
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Medical definitions for non-potable
[ pō′tə-bəl ]
Fit to drink; drinkable.
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