spirits of wine

noun phrase

: rectified spirit : alcohol sense 1c

Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spirits of wine was in 1646

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“Spirits of wine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirits%20of%20wine. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

spirits of wine

variants or spirit of wine
: rectified spirit : ethanol, alcohol sense 1a
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