Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Suitable or fit for drinking; potable: drinkable water.
  • n. A beverage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Safe to drink.
  • adj. Of good or satisfactory quality.
  • n. That which can be drunk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being drunk; suitable for drink; potable. Macaulay. Also used substantively, esp. in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That may be drunk; fit or suitable for drinking; potable.
  • n. A liquor that may be drunk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. suitable for drinking
  • n. any liquid suitable for drinking

Etymologies

drink +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My two most recent good accidents resulted in what I call a drinkable mango on a stick, tequila optional, and vodka/cream cheese chocolate cake, which tastes better than it might sound. morgaine7

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  • The only thing that could make this stuff drinkable is if the Anti-Trust Exemptions get scratched in the process.

    Nelson: Health care bill 'isn't sufficient'

  • And there are some cities where the water is drinkable from the tap.

    Dogs and dog food

  • But it is very "drinkable" - you'd love to have another one; just not right now, thank you very much.

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  • Presumably every beer on the top of those lists that I linked to are "drinkable" - people want another one.

    More On Drinkability

  • Since quitting the river we have not enjoyed what under any other circumstances would be called drinkable water; what was found being merely the contents of shallow mud holes, in the bottom of acacia swamps, over which the dryness of the season alone enabled us to travel.

    Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales

  • Are we paying a fair price for water that is not compliant with current laws, that is water that cannot legally be defined as drinkable?

    P2P Foundation

  • This translates to about two pounds of food, plus a gallon of potable ( "drinkable") water.

    LewRockwell.com

  • Unsafe drinking water is shown to lead to poverty through time spent by women and girls to fetch 'drinkable' water from long distances.

    Bloggers.Pakistan

  • Some areas place water in cristal vases around the Virgin to represent the tears she has shed, but in San Miguel de Allende, for some reason these little vases of water were replaced with popsicles, or some kind of drinkable refreshment.

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