Liquor Liq"uor (l[i^]k"[~e]r), n. [OE. licour, licur, OF. licur, F. liqueur, fr. L. liquor, fr. liquere to be liquid. See {Liquid}, and cf. {Liqueur}.] 1. Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice, or the like. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous fluid, either distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Pharm.) A solution of a medicinal substance in water; -- distinguished from {tincture} and {aqua}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The U. S. Pharmacopoeia includes, in this class of preparations, all aqueous solutions without sugar, in which the substance acted on is wholly soluble in water, excluding those in which the dissolved matter is gaseous or very volatile, as in the aqu[ae] or waters. --U. S. Disp. [1913 Webster]

{Labarraque's liquor} (Old Chem.), a solution of an alkaline hypochlorite, as sodium hypochlorite, used in bleaching and as a disinfectant.

{Liquor of flints}, or {Liquor silicum} (Old Chem.), soluble glass; -- so called because formerly made from powdered flints. See {Soluble glass}, under {Glass}.

{Liquor of Libavius}. (Old Chem.) See {Fuming liquor of Libavius}, under {Fuming}.

{Liquor sanguinis} (s[a^]n"gw[i^]n*[i^]s), (Physiol.), the blood plasma.

{Liquor thief}, a tube for taking samples of liquor from a cask through the bung hole.

{To be in liquor}, to be intoxicated. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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