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potable

noun

adjective

Etymology summary

French from Late Latin potabilis from Latin potare, to drink from Indo-European...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Drinking water | potable water

water safe enough to be consumed by humans or used with low risk of immediate or long term harm. In most developed countries, the water supplied to households, commerce and industry meets drinking water standards, even though only a very small... (41 of 4401 words, 6 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

potable | drinkable [synonym, sense-specific] | potability [noun, derived]

fit to drink; drinkable | something fit to drink; a beverage (10 of 342 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/potable

Merriam-Webster:

potable [entry 1, adjective] | drinkable [synonym] | potability [noun, related] | potableness [noun, related] | clean [similar] | fresh [similar] | pure [similar] | uncontaminated [similar] | unpolluted [similar] | ...

suitable for drinking (3 of 85 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/potable

potable [entry 2, noun] | aqua vitae [synonym] | ardent spirits [synonym] | booze [synonym] | bottle [synonym] | drink [synonym] | firewater [synonym] | grog [synonym] | hooch [slang, synonym] | ...

a liquid that is suitable for drinking ; especially, an alcoholic beverage (12 of 147 words, 2 usage examples)

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Oxford Dictionary:

potable | drinkable [synonym, sense-specific] | potability [derived]

Syllabification: (po·ta·ble) | [formal] | safe to drink; drinkable (7 of 51 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/potable

potable [formal] | drinkable [synonym] | potability [derived]

safe to drink; drinkable (4 of 48 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/potable

American Heritage Dictionary:

potable | potability [noun, related] | potableness [noun, related]

Fit to drink. | A beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage (9 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/potable

New World Dictionary:

potable | potability [related]

fit to drink; drinkable | something drinkable; beverage (7 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

potable | potables [plural] | drinkable [synonym, sense-specific] | drinkworthy [synonym, sense-specific]

Good for drinking without fear of poisoning or disease. | Any drinkable liquid; a beverage. (14 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/potable

Random House Dictionary:

potable | potables [sense-specific]

fit or suitable for drinking. | drinkable liquids; beverages. (8 of 18 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/potable

Encarta Dictionary:

potable

suitable for drinking because clean and uncontaminated | a liquid that is suitable for drinking, especially an alcoholic drink (18 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737687​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

potable

Origin: French from Late Latin potabilis from Latin potare, to drink from Indo-European base *pō-, to drink derives Sanskrit pāti, ... (19 of 25 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

potable

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pōtābilis, from Latin pōtāre, to drink, from pōtus, a drink; see pōi- in Indo-European roots.

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Online Etymology:

potable

First use: 1570s

Origin: Old French potable (14th century), from Late Latin potabilis "drinkable", from Latin potare "to drink".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=potable

Oxford Dictionary:

potable

Origin: late Middle English: from French potable, from late Latin potabilis, from Latin potare "to drink"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/potable

Collins Dictionary:

potable

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Late Latin pōtābilis drinkable, from Latin pōtāre to drink

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/potable

Wiktionary:

potable | potables [plural]

Origin: Old French potable, from Latin pōtābilis, from pōtō ("I drink").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/potable

Merriam-Webster:

potable [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin potabilis, from Latin potare to drink; akin to Latin bibere to drink, Greek pinein

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/potable

Encarta Dictionary:

potable

First use: 15th century

Origin: Directly or via French from late Latin potabilis from Latin potare "to drink"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737687​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

potable

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "potable"

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the Free Dictionary:

potable

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "potable"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "potable"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "potable" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

potable

Audio: English pronunciation of "potable"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

potable

Audio: North American pronunciation of "potable"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=potabl​01 word=potable

YourDictionary Audio:

potable

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "potable" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

potable

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "potable" by speech synthesizer

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