• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Drinkableness State of being drinkable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.
    • n drinkableness The state of being drinkable.
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In literature:

Certainly the most nutritious of all things eatable or drinkable is the substance, or fluid, called milk.
"The Castaways" by Captain Mayne Reid
In one of the valleys, at the beginning of this part of our journey, nowhere was a drop of drinkable water to be found.
"In the Rocky Mountains" by W. H. G. Kingston
On tasting it we found that it was drinkable, though somewhat bitter and brackish.
"Saved from the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
Or, how can we drink what is not drinkable?
"A Lecture On Heads" by Geo. Alex. Stevens
Rarely were there any fish, nor were these waters drinkable, passing as they did over immense beds of lime.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
The eatables and the drinkables.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
A few springs were found, but these were generally brackish and the water was hardly drinkable.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
It had a somewhat unpleasant odor, and the horses at first refused it, but the old miner said it was drinkable.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
Could it contain anything drinkable?
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
So look out whatever eatables there are, and don't forget the drinkables.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
By making a cut at the extremity of one of the sprays that hang down towards the ground, a fresh, drinkable water flows out.
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
Leo, who was no longer in the mood for jesting, called Christian, and ordered a wine that was drinkable.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
I looked around for Lothar, who had inherited from his father a scent for everything drinkable, but he had been seated somewhere downstairs.
"Iolanthe's Wedding" by Hermann Sudermann
The drinkables were varied and plentiful.
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
Your grandpapa won't think his coffee drinkable, if it is not made by your hands.
"Barrington Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
In short, they carried away all that was eatable and drinkable in the house.
"Six Women and the Invasion" by Gabrielle Yerta
They had many hours of daylight before them, and would surely find drinkable water and food before dark.
"His Unknown Wife" by Louis Tracy
But those considerations apply only to drinkable alcohol.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
Close adjoining is a small sandstone-rock cellar, which used to serve for drinkables in the summer and potatoes in the winter.
"Mushroom Culture" by W. Robinson
We are almost out of anything drinkable and the siege may go on several weeks.
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley

In news:

Where do you find a 2005 wine that will be drinkable in 2026.
Biggest need is drinkable water.
Brewer Tom Bleigh did a lot of experimenting to hit this recipe dead-on, resulting is a very drinkable pale ale.
Azerbaijan, an unlikely producer, is presenting deliciously drinkable wines.
This premium liqueur blends the finest tequila with natural citrus liqueur for a unique smoothness and drinkability.
The "gross out" factor has long prohibited efforts to take dirty water and transform it into drinkable water.
"With a drinkability that compares to session ales – which continue to grow in popularity – Deschutes River Ale definitely puts our own twist on this style.".
Water from a tap was not drinkable and even when brushing her teeth she had to be sure to rinse with bottled water and not put the brush in the sink's running water, she said.
We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights.
The beers slowly aging in the barrels are funky second cousins to the Silver Bullet — part of a wave of mouth- puckering yet drinkable sour beers capturing the.
Gov David Dewhurst says Texas should consider using $1 billion in the state's Rainy Day Fund to help pay for new reservoirs and other sources of drinkable water.
Well balanced, with nice drinkability for such a full-flavored beer.
Eventually, however, the region will be forced to look to the ocean itself, or possibly deep underground, and start removing the salt from salty water to turn it into drinkable liquid.
Here's a quirky new way to get some aromatherapy: Choose a favorite wine-grape varietal and discover every which way to capture its signature scent , whether it's edible, drinkable or spritzable.
Here's a quirky new way to get some aromatherapy: Choose a favorite wine-grape varietal and discover every which way to capture its signature scent, whether it's edible, drinkable or spritzable.