proof spirit
noun Date: 1712 an alcoholic liquor or mixture of ethanol and water that contains 50 percent ethanol by volume at 60°F (16°C)

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  • Proof spirit — Proof Proof, a. [1913 Webster] 1. Used in proving or testing; as, a proof load, or proof charge. [1913 Webster] 2. Firm or successful in resisting; as, proof against harm; waterproof; bombproof. [1913 Webster] I . . . have found thee Proof… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proof spirit — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proof spirit — (engl., spr. prūf spirrit), Probespiritus, s. Alkoholometrie, S. 340 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • proof spirit — prüf n 1) an alcoholic liquor or mixture of alcohol and water containing 50 percent ethanol by volume at 60° F (15.6° C) 2) Brit liquor that weighs 12/13 of an equal measure of distilled water or contains 57.10 percent by volume of alcohol …   Medical dictionary

  • proof spirit — n. an alcoholic liquor, or a mixture of alcohol and water, containing by volume 50 percent (in Great Britain and Canada 57.10 percent) ethyl alcohol at 15.6°C (c. 60°F) …   English World dictionary

  • proof spirit — an alcoholic liquor, or mixture of alcohol and water, containing a standard amount of alcohol. In the U.S. proof spirit has a specific gravity of .93353 (containing one half of its volume of alcohol of a specific gravity of .7939 at 60° F). In… …   Universalium

  • proof spirit — proof′ spir it n. vin an alcoholic liquor containing one half of its volume of alcohol of a specific gravity of.7939 at 60° F • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • proof spirit — noun A mixture of alcohol and water used as a standard for distilled drinks …   Wiktionary

  • proof spirit — strong alcohol, strong liquor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proof spirit — noun a mixture of alcohol and water containing (in the UK) 57.1 per cent alcohol by volume or (in the US) 50 per cent alcohol by volume, used as a standard of strength of distilled alcoholic spirits …   English new terms dictionary

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