spirits of wine
Date: 1646 rectified spirit ; alcohol 1c

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spirits of wine — or spirit of wine n rectified spirit: ETHANOL, ALCOHOL (1a) …   Medical dictionary

  • spirits of wine — n. ALCOHOL (sense 1): also spirit of wine …   English World dictionary

  • Spirits of wine — 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

  • spirits of wine — noun An archaic name for ethanol. In order to prepare a liquor which will penetrate into the interior of Marble in such a manner that one can paint on the surface, designs which seem to be within the material, it is necessary to proceed in the… …   Wiktionary

  • spirits of wine — noun rectified ethyl alcohol • Hypernyms: ↑ethyl alcohol, ↑ethanol, ↑fermentation alcohol, ↑grain alcohol * * * or spirit of wine : rectified spirit, alcohol 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • spirits of wine — spir′its of wine′ n. vin alcohol 1) • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • spirits of wine — alcohol in wine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spirits of wine — alcohol (def. 1). [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • spirits of wine — noun alcohol …   Australian English dictionary

  • Spirits of turpentine — 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

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