• WordNet 3.6
    • adj drinkable suitable for drinking
    • n drinkable any liquid suitable for drinking "may I take your beverage order?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.
    • a Drinkable Capable of being drunk; suitable for drink; potable. Macaulay. Also used substantively, esp. in the plural.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • drinkable That may be drunk; fit or suitable for drinking; potable.
    • n drinkable A liquor that may be drunk.
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In literature:

Water was very scarce, and hardly drinkable.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
For supper there was soup again, meat or fish, potatoes, a salad, and dessert, and the same variety of drinkables to choose from.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
First: eatable things to eat, and drinkable things to drink.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
She had a speciality for making coffee, and really it was quite drinkable.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
The tourists partook of the eatables, but most of them were wise enough to avoid the drinkable.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
Springs and Rivulets.= Nature of approaches; whether water is drinkable and abundant.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
But the 1906, though not having the quality, is quite drinkable.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
First: eatable things to eat, and drinkable things to drink.
"Mugby Junction" by Charles Dickens
He was a little flustered, till the sight of the eatables and drinkables gave him the same Mercian courage which it gave Diggory.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
The drinkable was lemon kali, served in bedroom tumblers, and stirred up with lead-pencils or tooth-brush handles.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
The contents of the can were three-quarters drinkable, and he gulped the major portion down.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Mix me about half a pint of mustard, drinkably dilute.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It make right drinkable coffee.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
In front are a dozen or more tables for ices and drinkables.
"The Real Latin Quarter" by F. Berkeley Smith
There was only one place in Salonika where they served tea that an Englishman would consider drinkable.
"The Invaders" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
I'd wait till I got to Chelsea, where I was bound to happen on something drinkable.
"The Red Symbol" by John Ironside
Indeed, the water, as I have before said, which we then had was quite salty and not drinkable.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
The second night they found a small spring with brackish but drinkable water.
"Home is Where You Left It" by Adam Chase
Our stock of drinkables was now exhausted.
"An Impromptu Ascent of Mont Blanc" by W. H. Le Mesurier
If I were to suggest to the prison authorities, it would be cocoa instead of tea, and coffee should be drinkable at least.
"Within Prison Walls" by Thomas Mott Osborne

In news:

Process to Make Seawater Drinkable Gains Traction, but Environmentalists Object to Heavy Energy Use, Harm to Marine Life.
Drinkable yogurt offers dual-option consumption.
Named a "Top New Brewer In The World 2011" by RateBeer, the unconventional maker of Stateside Saison brings together a northern French farmhouse ale yeast with American and New Zealand hops to create a unique, highly drinkable beer.
In The Event of Atomic Attack, Your Beer Will Remain Drinkable.
Sep 19, 2012 — In the midst of the Cold War, many worried about securing a source of safe, drinkable water after a nuclear explosion.
The idea of turning San Diego's sewage into drinkable water hits another milepost next year.
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.
The region has fallen in love with Hoponius Union, an IPL (India Pale Lager ) that combines great, floral hop character and drinkability.
This beer is highly drinkable, the 6.4 percent alcohol by volume barely noticeable.
We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights.
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.
The icy, frosted cocktails of summer take a back seat to heartier liquors in the fall as we seek the warmth of our fireplaces and some drinkable companions for our holiday turkeys and hams.
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.