Definition of Potable

1. Adjective. Suitable for drinking.

Exact synonyms: Drinkable
Antonyms: Undrinkable

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

Definition of Potable

1. a. Fit to be drunk; drinkable.

Definition of Potable

1. Adjective. Good for drinking without fear of poisoning or disease. ¹

2. Noun. Any drinkable liquid; a beverage. ¹

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Definition of Potable

1. a liquid suitable for drinking [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Potable

pot roast
pot scrubber
pot scrubber brush
pot scrubber brushes
pot scrubbers
pot shot
pot shots
pot still
pot stills
pot stirrer
potable (current term)
potable gold
potage St. Germain

Literary usage of Potable

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

1. The Analyst by Society of Public Analysts (Great Britain). (1880)
"To apply this to the estimation of phosphoric acid present in potable water, certain precautions are necessary. As silica gives a very intense yellow colour ..."

2. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, Samuel William Johnson (1883)
"862 potable WATERS. [§ 203. different proportions of the constituents, still a qualitative analysis may render very good service, especially if the analyst ..."

3. Investigation of Inappropriate Pollutant Entries Into Storm Drainage Systems by Robert Pitt (1993)
"Treated potable Water A number of tracer parameters may be useful for distinguishing treated potable water from natural waters: • Major ions or other ..."

4. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1912)
"Map showing area in which potable waters may be obtained from the basement rocks underlying deposits of the Coastal Plain 349 ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1878)
"II, may likewise be employed advantageously to make a quantitative estimation of the degree of alkalinity or acidity of potable waters. ..."

6. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1762)
"How quickly made potable ? ... daily from theie plants a final! quantity of water, very fre(h, very potable, ..."

7. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1890)
"The Organic Analysis of potable Waters. By JA BLAIR, MBr CM, D.Sc. Edin., ... A potable water is commonly condemned when it contains organic matter. ..."

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