Definition of Spirit lamp

1. Noun. A lamp that burns a volatile liquid fuel such as alcohol.

Generic synonyms: Lamp

Definition of Spirit lamp

1. Noun. A lamp that burns a volatile liquid fuel such as alcohol, ethanol or denatured alcohol. ¹

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Medical Definition of Spirit lamp

1. A lamp, used mainly for heating in laboratory work, in which alcohol is burned. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spirit Lamp

spirillar dysentery
spirillum fever
spirit away
spirit bear
spirit duplicator
spirit gum
spirit lamp (current term)
spirit lamps
spirit level
spirit levels
spirit of nitre
spirit of salt
spirit of the law
spirit of turpentine
spirit of wine
spirit off
spirit rapper
spirit rapping
spirit stove
spirit thermometer
spirit up

Literary usage of Spirit lamp

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

1. Journal of the American Medical Association by American Medical Association (1890)
"... and under this retort I now place a spirit-lamp constructed on the same principle as the argand burner. In a few minutes you will observe that the gas ..."

2. How to Work with the Microscope by Lionel Smith Beale (1865)
"spirit lamp—Wire Retort Stands—Tripods—Brass Plate — Water Bsth. ... spirit lamp.—The spirit lamp may be made of brass, tin, or glass fitted with a ground ..."

3. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"The witness exhibited a piece of such fine waxed twine ignited in comparison with the flame from the respondent's spirit-lamp. The justices find as a fact ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"... although they will char and become brittle when held over the flame of a spirit lamp, yet they cannot be made to take fire ; while in the same ..."

5. The British Journal of Photographyby Liverpool Photographic Society by Liverpool Photographic Society (1874)
"The simple spirit lamp is the most common and beet-known piece of apparatus ... There is a very useful form of blast spirit lamp for small tube bending and ..."

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