Definitions

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  • adj. Not drinkable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Undrinkable; unfit for drinking.

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Examples

  • Around 50,000 animal and human bodies are being swept along in the flood, rendering the water impotable.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Eustace bridge, upper Leeson street, though from prolonged summer drouth and daily supply of 12 1/2 million gallons the water had fallen below the sill of the overflow weir for which reason the borough surveyor and waterworks engineer, Mr Spencer Harty, C. E., on the instructions of the waterworks committee had prohibited the use of municipal water for purposes other than those of consumption (envisaging the possibility of recourse being had to the impotable water of the Grand and Royal canals as in 1893) particularly as the South Dublin Guardians, notwithstanding their ration of 15 gallons per day per pauper supplied through a 6 inch meter, had been convicted of a wastage of 20,000 gallons per night by

    Ulysses

  • Leeson street, though from prolonged summer drouth and daily supply of 12 1/2 million gallons the water had fallen below the sill of the overflow weir for which reason the borough surveyor and waterworks engineer, Mr Spencer Harty, C. E., on the instructions of the waterworks committee had prohibited the use of municipal water for purposes other than those of consumption (envisaging the possibility of recourse being had to the impotable water of the

    Ulysses

  • Any drylander whose well hadn’t already gone dry would now find his precious water supply impotable.

    Stands a Calder Man

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