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Webster 1913 Edition


Spirituous

Spir′it-u-ous

,
Adj.
[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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Spirituous

SPIRITUOUS

,
Adj.
1.
Containing spirit; consisting of refined spirit; ardent; as spirituous liquors. [This might well be written spiritous.]
2.
Having the quality of spirit; fine; pure; active; as the spirituous part of a plant.
3.
Lively; gay; vivid; airy. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


spirituous

spirituous

English

Adjective

spirituous (comparative more spirituous, superlative most spirituous)

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

Synonyms