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spirituous

[spir-i-choo-uh s] /ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əs/
adjective
1.
containing, of the nature of, or pertaining to alcohol; alcoholic.
2.
(of alcoholic beverages) distilled, rather than fermented.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin spīritu-, stem of spīritus spirit + -ous
Related forms
spirituously, adverb
spirituousness, noun
nonspirituous, adjective
nonspirituousness, noun
unspirituous, adjective
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Examples from the web for spirituous
  • As an opiate, or spirituous liquors, shall suspend the operation of grief-Burke.
  • For there is nothing found among us either tangible or spirituous, which does not contract warmth when put near fire.
  • The spirituous liquor is sold only in the original unbroken package, to be consumed off the premises.
  • spirituous liquor bottles in use with a remote dispensing system must be in a locked storage area.
  • Any other primary spirituous liquor not in service must remain unopened.
  • The spirituous beverage tasting must be limited to, and directed toward, the general public of the age of legal consumption.
British Dictionary definitions for spirituous

spirituous

/ˈspɪrɪtjʊəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by or containing alcohol
2.
(of a drink) being a spirit
Derived Forms
spirituosity (ˌspɪrɪtjʊˈɒsɪtɪ), spirituousness, noun
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