Definition of Drinkable

1. Adjective. Suitable for drinking.

Exact synonyms: Potable
Antonyms: Undrinkable
Derivative terms: Potable

2. Noun. Any liquid suitable for drinking. "May I take your beverage order?"

Definition of Drinkable

1. a. Capable of being drunk; suitable for drink; potable. Macaulay. Also used substantively, esp. in the plural.

Definition of Drinkable

1. Adjective. (context: of water) Safe to drink. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of an alcoholic beverage, especially wine) Of good or satisfactory quality. ¹

3. Noun. (context: usually in plural) That which can be drunk. ¹

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Definition of Drinkable

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Drinkable

drink driving
drink from a firehose
drink in
drink like a fish
drink off
drink problem
drink run
drink runs
drink someone under the table
drink the Kool-Aid
drink the Kool Aid
drink to
drink up
drinkable (current term)

Literary usage of Drinkable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1824)
"... and'whicb the run- BOOK ning waters never cease to bring into it XIV> Various methods have been employed to render sea water drinkable. ..."

2. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... render half- putrid water drinkable. There are several varieties of Cola nuts; the common kind has an astringent taste, whilst another, called bitter ..."

3. Mount Omi and Beyond: A Record of Travel on the Thibetan Border by Archibald John Little (1901)
"... would take us in—Usages of Chinese Restaurant—Oil Wells—Bamboo Dipper—Salt-boiling on a Large Scale—Grass for Buffaloes— drinkable Water—Storage Vats. ..."

4. The New Agriculture: A Popular Outline of the Changes which are by T[homas] Byard Collins (1906)
"... by distillation, purification, etc., this water might be made drinkable, but it could not be used in the state in which it first presented itself. ..."

5. Lake Ngami: Or, Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years' Wanderings by Charles John Andersson (1857)
"—How to make the undrinkable drinkable.—An Elephant wounded and killed.—Bold and courageous Dog.—Kobis. ..."

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