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whiskey

noun whis·key

Medical Definition of whiskey

plural whiskeys or whiskies

  1. :  a liquor that is distilled from the fermented mash of grain (as rye, corn, or barley) and was formerly used medicinally as a sedative and vasodilator



Variants of whiskey

or whis·ky \ˈhwis-kē, ˈwis-\play


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