ardent spirits

plural noun

Definition of ardent spirits

: strong distilled liquors

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First Known Use of ardent spirits

1684, in the meaning defined above

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“Ardent spirits.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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a feeling of well-being or elation

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