Definition of Proof spirit

1. Noun. A mixture containing half alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.




Definition of Proof spirit

1. Noun. A mixture of alcohol and water used as a standard for distilled drinks ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Proof Spirit

proof(p)
proof-of-concept
proof-read
proof-reader
proof-readers
proof-reading
proof-reads
proof by contradiction
proof by example
proof by exhaustion
proof of concept
proof of technology
proof positive
proof reader
proof readers
proof spirit (current term)
proof system
proofed
proofer
proofers
proofing
proofings
proofless
proofread
proofreader
proofreaders
proofreading
proofreadings
proofreads
proofroom

Literary usage of Proof spirit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Druggist (1884)
"proof spirit (FF). According to an Act of Parliament, proof spirit is at present ... Pure water is 100 degrees under proof ; proof spirit is 0 degrees. ..."

2. Food and the Principles of Dietetics by Robert Hutchison (1917)
"proof spirit is a mixture of alcohol and water, which contains 49*24 per cent ... The name proof spirit owes its origin to the practice in vogue during last ..."

3. Food and the Principles of Dietetics by Robert Hutchison (1905)
"proof spirit is a mixture of alcohol and water, which contains 49-24 per ... The name proof spirit owes its origin to the practice in vogue during last ..."

4. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann (1898)
"proof spirit of the British Pharmacopoeia has a density of 0'920, which corresponds to a ... The term " proof spirit" is very confusing to many people, ..."

5. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann, Joseph Merritt Matthews (1898)
"proof spirit of the British Pharmacopoeia has a density of 0'920, which corresponds to a ... The term " proof spirit" is very confusing to many people, ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"The standard by which excise duty on alcoholic liquor ii charged in Great Britain is proof spirit, in which tin alcohol and water are in almost equal ..."

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