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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Fit for drinking.

Usage examples (35)
  • The backpackers carried potable water up the mountain.
  • I wash mine, probably like you wash yours, in potable water.
  • I accept that the definition of potable is not drinkable but rather, water you can shower in and brush your teeth with.
  • The municipality may call it potable water but it hasn't been processed to kill all of those nasty little bugs that make you sick. for more
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