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Meaning of spirituous by Wiktionary Dictionary

spirituous


    Adjective

    spirituous ( comparative more spirituous, superlative most spirituous )

    1. Of, pertaining to, containing, or made using alcohol
    2. ( of an alcoholic drink ) distilled

    Synonyms



Explanation of spirituous by Wordnet Dictionary

spirituous


    Adjective
    1. containing or of the nature of alcohol

    2. spirituous liquors


    Definition of spirituous by GCIDE Dictionary

    spirituous


    1. Spirituous a. [Cf. ( for sense 2 ) F. spiritueux. Cf. Spiritous.]
      1. Having the quality of spirit; tenuous in substance, and having active powers or properties; ethereal; immaterial; spiritual; pure.

      2. Containing, or of the nature of, alcoholic ( esp. distilled ) spirit; consisting of refined spirit; alcoholic; ardent; as, “spirituous liquors”.

      3. Lively; gay; vivid; airy. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.

      The mind of man is of that spirituous, stirring nature, that it is perpetually at work. South.