[dring-kuh-buh l]

Origin of drinkable

First recorded in 1605–15; drink + -able
Related formsdrink·a·bil·i·ty, drink·a·ble·ness, noundrink·a·bly, adverbnon·drink·a·ble, adjectiveun·drink·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for undrinkable

Contemporary Examples of undrinkable

  • Earlier this month, Toledo, Ohio, watched its municipal water supply descend into an undrinkable stew of algal toxins.

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    Are Water Filters B.S.?

    Michael Schulson

    August 19, 2014

Historical Examples of undrinkable

British Dictionary definitions for undrinkable


  1. not pleasant or safe enough to be drunk
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