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Definition of "potable" [po•ta•ble]

  • Fit to drink. (adjective)
  • A beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage: wine and other potables. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "potable" in a sentence
  • "On the other hand, it is possible to obtain potable water, filing a request with the community and paying a fee and purchasing a hose to connect to the community water supply to the property, connecting with the nearest neighbor."
  • "The municipality may call it potable water but it hasn't been processed to kill all of those nasty little bugs that make you sick."
  • "I live in a Fracc where the water is potable from the tap and pressureized, however in the last newsletter from the Board there was a note about the quality of the Fracc filtration system."