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po·ta·ble

 (pō′tə-bəl)
adj.
Fit to drink.
n.
A beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage: wine and other potables.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pōtābilis, from Latin pōtāre, to drink, from pōtus, a drink; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

po′ta·bil′i·ty, po′ta·ble·ness n.

potable

(ˈpəʊtəbəl)
adj
fit to drink; drinkable
n
something fit to drink; a beverage
[C16: from Late Latin pōtābilis drinkable, from Latin pōtāre to drink]
ˌpotaˈbility n

po•ta•ble

(ˈpoʊ tə bəl)

adj.
1. fit for drinking.
n.
2. Usu., potables. drinkable liquids; beverages.
[1565–75; < Late Latin pōtābilis drinkable = Latin pōtā(re) to drink + -bilis -ble]
po`ta•bil′i•ty, po′ta•ble•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potable - any liquid suitable for drinkingpotable - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
milk - a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
wish-wash - any thin watery drink
potion - a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
hydromel - honey diluted in water; becomes mead when fermented
oenomel - wine mixed with honey
near beer - drink that resembles beer but with less than 1/2 percent alcohol
ginger beer - carbonated slightly alcoholic drink flavored with fermented ginger
mixer - club soda or fruit juice used to mix with alcohol
cooler - an iced drink especially white wine and fruit juice
refresher - a drink that refreshes; "he stopped at the bar for a quick refresher"
smoothie - a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk
fizz - an effervescent beverage (usually alcoholic)
cider, cyder - a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
chocolate, cocoa, drinking chocolate, hot chocolate - a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
fruit crush, fruit juice - drink produced by squeezing or crushing fruit
ade, fruit drink - a sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice
mate - South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
soft drink - nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
coffee, java - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"
tea - a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; "iced tea is a cooling drink"
tea-like drink - a beverage that resembles tea but is not made from tea leaves
drinking water - water suitable for drinking
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
Adj.1.potable - suitable for drinking

potable

noun
Any liquid that is fit for drinking:
Translations
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potabil

potable

[ˈpəʊtəbl] ADJpotable

potable

[ˈpəʊtəbəl] (mainly US) adj [water] (= drinkable) → potable

potable

adj (esp US form) → trinkbar

po·ta·ble

a. potable, salubre, que puede beberse.

potable

adj potable, que se puede beber
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