aqua vitae

noun
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)

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for aqua vitae

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • nonintoxicant
Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of aqua vitae in a Sentence

aqua vitae has been part of human culture since ancient times

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aqua vitae

Time Traveler for aqua vitae

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for aqua vitae

Cite this Entry

“Aqua vitae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aqua%20vitae. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for aqua vitae

aqua vitae

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

Medical Definition of aqua vitae

: a strong alcoholic liquor

More from Merriam-Webster on aqua vitae

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for aqua vitae

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about aqua vitae

Comments on aqua vitae

What made you want to look up aqua vitae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!