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 Dictionary entry overview: What does potable mean? 

POTABLE (noun)
  The noun POTABLE has 1 sense:

1. any liquid suitable for drinking

  Familiarity information: POTABLE used as a noun is very rare.

POTABLE (adjective)
  The adjective POTABLE has 1 sense:

1. suitable for drinking

  Familiarity information: POTABLE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

POTABLE (noun)

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Any liquid suitable for drinking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks


beverage; drinkable; potable; drink

Context example:

may I take your beverage order?

Hypernyms ("potable" is a kind of...):

food; nutrient (any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue)

liquid (a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "potable"):

milk (a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings)

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)

tea (a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water)

tea-like drink (a beverage that resembles tea but is not made from tea leaves)

fizz (an effervescent beverage (usually alcoholic))

smoothie (a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk)

refresher (a drink that refreshes)

wish-wash (any thin watery drink)

potion (a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage)

alcohol; alcoholic beverage; inebriant; intoxicant (a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent)

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)

drinking water (water suitable for drinking)

POTABLE (adjective)

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Suitable for drinking


drinkable; potable

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