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  • Drinkable, fit to drink.
Usage examples:
  • The ship carried only limited amounts of potable water and the only water available for keeping clean was salt water; true we had showers and could purchase salt- water soap but this was not very effective and rinsing off was difficult; the end result was not satisfactory particularly when trying to get one's hair squeaky clean. - "Coming of Age: 1939-1946", John Cox.
  • The inhabitants of Tola, Jura, and other outlying districts, now brew a potable beer by mixing two- thirds of heath tops with one of malt. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
  • Roger was thinking of Burton's words on the immortal weed- Tobacco, divine, rare, superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all the panaceas, potable gold, and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases. - "The Haunted Bookshop", Christopher Morley.

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