Origin of potable
Examples from the Web for potable
While there, I missed decent sidewalks, potable tap water, and a subway, markers of a society that cares about the common good.
Can more be said of any potable concoction manufactured by humanity for its daily use?Greifenstein|F. Marion Crawford
The vivacious brew would now and again behave unreasonably at the moment of being released, but it was potable when subdued.Merton of the Movies|Harry Leon Wilson
Poetry's "secret alchemy turns to potable gold the poisonous waters which flow from death through life."Shelley|Sydney Waterlow
This stream not only serves for irrigating purposes but it is likewise the sole supply for potable water and for washing purposes.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
Emergency use of reclaimed water for potable supply at Chanute, Kansas.
British Dictionary definitions for potable
Word Origin for potable
Word Origin and History for potable
early 15c., from Old French potable (14c.) and directly from Late Latin potabilis "drinkable," from Latin potare "to drink" (see potion).