aqua vitae

noun aqua vi·tae \ ˌa-kwə-ˈvī-tē , ˌä- \

Definition of aqua vitae

: a strong alcoholic liquor (such as brandy)

Examples of aqua vitae in a Sentence

  1. aqua vitae has been part of human culture since ancient times

Origin and Etymology of aqua vitae

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, water of life


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aqua vitae

noun aqua vi·tae \ ˌak-wə-ˈvīt-ē, ˌäk- \

medical Definition of aqua vitae

: a strong alcoholic liquor

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