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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Synonyms & Antonyms for aqua vitae



  • nonintoxicant
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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

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

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“Aqua vitae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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