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ardent spirits

plural noun
strong alcoholic liquors made by distillation, as brandy, whiskey, or gin.
Origin of ardent spirits
1790-1800 Unabridged
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  • He indulged so little in the use of ardent spirits that you could scarcely say lie drank anything.
  • They were out late on the night after their arrival, and imbibed much ardent spirits during their rambles.
  • The single article of ardent spirits, under federal regulation, might be made to furnish a considerable revenue.
British Dictionary definitions for ardent spirits

ardent spirits

plural noun
spirits, such as rum, whisky, etc
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