aqua vitae

aqua vi·​tae | \ ˌa-kwə-ˈvī-tē How to pronounce aqua vitae (audio) , ˌä-\

Definition of aqua vitae

: a strong alcoholic liquor (such as brandy)

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First Known Use of aqua vitae

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aqua vitae

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

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The first known use of aqua vitae was in the 15th century

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aqua vitae

aqua vi·​tae | \ ˌak-wə-ˈvīt-ē, ˌäk- How to pronounce aqua vitae (audio) \

Medical Definition of aqua vitae

: a strong alcoholic liquor

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