spirituous

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adjective spir·i·tu·ous \ˈspir-i-chə-wəs, -ich-wəs\

Definition of spirituous

  1. :  containing or impregnated with alcohol obtained by distillation spirituous liquors

Origin and Etymology of spirituous

probably from French spiritueux, from Latin spiritus spirit


First Known Use: 1662


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spirituous

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adjective spir·i·tu·ous \ˈspir-ich-(ə-)wəs, -ich-əs, ˈspir-ət-əs\

Medical Definition of spirituous

  1. :  containing or impregnated with alcohol obtained by distillation


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