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overproof

[oh-ver-proof] /ˈoʊ vərˈpruf/
adjective
1.
containing a greater proportion of alcohol than proof spirit does.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; over- + proof
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  • Failures range from label deficiencies to overproof, unacceptable levels of methanols.

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