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Definition of "spiritous" [spir•it•ous]

  • Spirituous. (adjective)
  • Archaic Highly refined; pure. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spiritous" in a sentence
  • "Its flavour will vary according to the kind of spiritous liquor from which it is obtained."
  • "It also points out its import statistics, which show a far larger per capita consumption of spiritous liquors."
  • "Meanwhile, ox_number_10 drank one of every major spiritous liquor, in sequence, which began to remind me of the inevitable ascension of Enoch, or perhaps of the descent of Inanna, through the Gates of Al-Kohl."
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