proof spirit

noun

Definition of proof spirit 

: an alcoholic liquor or mixture of ethanol and water that contains 50 percent ethanol by volume at 60°F (16°C)

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Moonshine is a high-proof spirit that is notorious for its strong smell and its elevated alcohol content. Southern Living, "Southern Grandparents Try Moonshine," 2 May 2017

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1703, in the meaning defined above

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proof spirit

noun
\ˈprüf- \

Medical Definition of proof spirit 

1 : an alcoholic liquor or mixture of alcohol and water containing 50 percent ethanol by volume at 60° F (15.6°C)

2 British : liquor that weighs ¹²/₁₃ of an equal measure of distilled water or contains 57.10 percent by volume of alcohol

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