- The definition of potable is something that is safe to drink.
Unspoiled milk is an example of something that would be described as potable.
potable definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Late Latin potabilis ; from Classical Latin potare, to drink ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pō-, to drink from source Sanskrit pāti, (he) drinks, Classical Latin bibere, to drink
potable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: 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.
- poˌta·bilˈi·ty, poˈta·ble·ness noun
potable - Medical Definition