Definition of potable in English:

potable

Syllabification: po·ta·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈpōtəbəl
 
/

adjective

formal

Derivatives

potability

Pronunciation: /ˌpōtəˈbilətē/
noun
More example sentences
  • Water samples from 25 different locations in Chennai, collected from wells and bore wells were analysed for their potability in the Centre's laboratory.
  • The human, for example, may be interested in the pond's water source, the potability of the water, or the potential for irrigation.
  • The standpipe water is piped from the mountain and has been tested for potability by Oxfam.

Origin

late Middle English: from French potable, from late Latin potabilis, from Latin potare 'to drink'.

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