potable

[ poh-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈpoʊ tə bəl /

adjective

fit or suitable for drinking: potable water.

noun

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 potable

po·ta·bil·i·ty, po·ta·ble·ness, nounnon·po·ta·ble, adjective, nounun·po·ta·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH potable

portable potable
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British Dictionary definitions for potable

potable
/ (ˈpəʊtəbəl) /

adjective

fit to drink; drinkable

noun

something fit to drink; a beverage

Derived forms of potable

potability, noun

Word Origin for potable

C16: from Late Latin pōtābilis drinkable, from Latin pōtāre to drink
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Medical definitions for potable

potable
[ pōtə-bəl ]

adj.

Fit to drink; drinkable.
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