potableness
noun see potable I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Potableness — Po ta*ble*ness, n. The quality of being drinkable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • potableness — See potability. * * * …   Universalium

  • potableness — po·ta·ble·ness …   English syllables

  • potableness — noun see potable I …   Useful english dictionary

  • potable — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin potabilis, from Latin potare to drink; akin to Latin bibere to drink, Greek pinein Date: 15th century suitable for drinking • potability noun • potableness noun II. noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • potable — potability, potableness, n. /poh teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. fit or suitable for drinking: potable water. n. 2. Usually, potables. drinkable liquids; beverages. [1565 75; < LL potabilis drinkable, equiv. to L pota(re) to drink + bilis BLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • potable — [pōt′ə bəl] adj. [Fr < LL potabilis < L potare, to drink < IE base * pō , to drink > Sans pāti, (he) drinks, L bibere, to drink] fit to drink; drinkable n. something drinkable; beverage potability n. potableness …   English World dictionary

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