Po"ta*ble (?), a. [F., fr. L. potabilis, fr. potare to drink; akin to Gr. po`tos a drinking, po`sis a drink, Skr. pa to drink, OIr. ibim I drink. Cf. Poison, Bib, Imbibe.]

Fit to be drunk; drinkable.

"Water fresh and potable." Bacon. --

n.

A potable liquid; a beverage.

"Useful in potables."

J. Philips.

 

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