Origin of potableFrench from Late Latin potabilis from Classical Latin potare, to drink from Indo-European base an unverified form p?-, to drink from source Sanskrit p?ti, (he) drinks, Classical Latin bibere, to drink
A young boy drinking a potable beverage.
Unspoiled milk is an example of something that would be described as potable.
Origin of potableMiddle 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
(comparative more potable, superlative most potable)
From Old French potable, from Latin pÅtÄbilis, from pÅtÅ (“I drink").
- Greywater accounts for over 30 percent of your indoor water use and is a great way to reduce not only your potable water consumption, but also the water heading to the sewer system.
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- Necessary items include nutritious food that doesn't require cooking or refrigeration, potable water, extra sets of warm attire, and any needed prescription medication.
- Apparatus for the economic production of a potable water from sea-water is of vital importance in the equipment of ships.
- - Alcohol intended for potable purposes has always been subject to a heavy duty in all countries.