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Origin of potable
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
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Example sentences from the Web for potable
No community can really survive for any length of time without access to potable water.America’s Drinking Water Is Surprisingly Easy to Poison|by Peter Elkind and Jack Gillum|March 17, 2021|ProPublica
O’Rourke’s name is, once again, in the limelight after he helped Texans get access to potable water and other goods during the recent winter storm.Why Fallout From Texas’s Winter Storm Won’t Hurt Republicans At The Ballot Box in 2022|Alex Samuels (Alex.L.Samuels@disney.com)|March 1, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Water wars are already beginning, with a lack of access to potable water a looming city-killer as climate change and population growth strain the world supply — despite the fact that 71 percent of the globe is made of water.
Meaning that should the junior senator from Texas want to, say, slip off to Cancun for a bit while millions in his state are struggling without electricity, heat or potable water, it becomes trickier than he might have expected.As Ted Cruz has learned, once you step into the spotlight, you can’t easily step out|Philip Bump|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
After the lawsuit was filed, the county board reduced the setback restriction to 656 feet, based on the results of a county-commissioned soil study that concluded that distance to be safe for potable wells.Changing Virginia county faces discrimination charges over Islamic cemetery|Antonio Olivo|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
Her goal is to reduce that number by making sure potable water is available and accessible to all.At Women in the World, the Reality of Uganda’s Brutal Gay Ban|Andrew Romano|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But how many days can 300,000 people go without potable water before you can call it a full-blown crisis?In West Virginia Water, an Environmental Nightmare Borders on Crisis|Michael Tomasky|January 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While there, I missed decent sidewalks, potable tap water, and a subway, markers of a society that cares about the common good.
The water of most of these is potable, but a few are a little saline, though not to such an extent as to influence vegetation.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
The motive to this was a conceit that potable gold could be no other than the universal medicine: and why gold?A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
The word guma, like aubo, appears to be a generic term for water, or potable liquids.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
That bacteria are not an inevitable element in potable water is proved by their absence from that of deep springs.
A chemist reads with interest Djafar's antique method of obtaining nitric He solves the problem of potable gold.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper