Drinkable
Drinkable Drink"a*ble, a. Capable of being drunk; suitable for drink; potable. --Macaulay. Also used substantively, esp. in the plural. --Steele. [1913 Webster]

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  • drinkable — drink ► VERB (past drank; past part. drunk) 1) take (a liquid) into the mouth and swallow. 2) consume alcohol, especially to excess. 3) (drink in) watch or listen eagerly to. ► NOUN 1) a liquid consumed as refreshm …   English terms dictionary

  • drinkable — I. adjective Date: 1611 suitable or safe for drinking • drinkability noun II. noun Date: 1708 a liquid suitable for drinking ; beverage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drinkable — drinkability, drinkableness, n. drinkably, adv. /dring keuh beuhl/, adj. suitable for drinking. [1605 15; DRINK + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

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